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"TOKYO 1961- William Klein" at the private salon "Club mesm" on the 25th floor exclusively for guests from May 30, 2024 to October 29, 2024.

mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection, a creative hotel that resonates with the dynamism and wavelength of "now" in Tokyo, and fascinates the senses with numerous attentions to detail, will host the photo exhibition "TOKYO 1961- William Klein" at the private salon "Club mesm" on the 25th floor exclusively for guests from May 30, 2024 to October 29, 2024.
This exhibition, held as Chapter 1 of the art exhibition "TOKYO WAVES ART EXHIBITION," a collaboration between the prominent Japanese gallery "AKIO NAGASAWA Gallery," which handles the works of photographers active both domestically and internationally, and the hotel's concept "TOKYO WAVES," offers a special opportunity for guests to enjoy art pieces by top artists within the hotel premises.
The private salon "Club mesm" is a special space with a large terrace available exclusively to guests under the theme "JAPAN FLOW." Here, guests can enjoy three signature cocktails named after two Chinese characters, such as "珈琲" (Coffee), "抹茶" (Matcha), and "檸檬" (Lemon), providing experiences that can only be encountered here, offering a delightful experience unique to this location.
The inaugural exhibition, titled "TOKYO 1961 - William Klein," features photographs by William Klein, an iconic American photographer representing the 20th century. Displaying 10 precious works from his photo book "TOKYO" (1964), capturing Tokyo during his two-month stay on his first visit to Japan in 1961, Klein, who passed away at the age of 96 in 2022, left words describing the "TOKYO" of that time as "a very pleasant confusion, excitement, and heat, feeling like an unknown world." This exhibition allows visitors to enjoy the worldview of "TOKYO" in 1961 as captured by him. Additionally, this exhibition primarily features gelatin silver prints, all available for purchase with signatures.
Starting with a collaboration with "AKIO NAGASAWA Gallery," which is led by Akio Nagasawa and operates three galleries in Tokyo, introducing masterpieces of international artists representing the 20th century, mesm Tokyo continues to offer various experiences to make your stay at the hotel even more special.
mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection, conveniently accessible from the international airport, offers easy access to Tokyo's charming landmarks such as Ginza, Tsukiji, Asakusa, Shinjuku, and Shibuya. From the hotel windows overlooking Hama-Rikyu Gardens, guests can enjoy various seasonal landscapes, from the vivid green of early summer to the vibrant red and yellow autumn foliage.