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REBORN TOKYO!!
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REBORN TOKYO!!

~ Experience the culture before Tokyo Tower ~
Feb 17, 2024, to Feb 18, 2024
@ RED TOKYO TOWER
It's the time before
the Tokyo Tower was born...
Tasteful scenery, fashion,
and foods of Tokyo
in the early Meiji era
revived by cutting edge technology
and designing.
KIMONO A kimono reborn by SHITO HISAYO, a global KIMONO designer, using a Meiji-era round obi made with the skill of a Meiji-era craftsman. KESHIKI An ukiyo-e style KESHIKI (scenery) from Maple Club,  that located at the same place as Tokyo tower, revived by XR technology. SAKE A SAKE of the Tokyo port brewing, known as an important place for secret meetings during the transition  from Edo to Meiji era, revived after a hundred years.

KIMONO

Early Meiji period, when Maple club flourished, kimono was still a daily wear.
The 'MARU-OBI' used as the most prestigious Obi (traditionally designed belt for kimono) at the time was crafted by artisans with weaving and embroidery 100 - 150 years ago (Meiji - Taisho era).
This KIMONO Reborn Art is the project of decorative art of today. Miss. SHITO HISAYO: The global kimono designer enhances the MARU-OBI with unparalleled sensibility, adding unique designs to it.
It's the first public unveiling of KIMONO Reborn Art for this time so, please adorn yourself with this special kimono and enjoy traditional style in the culture of Japan.
All of this KIMONO Reborn Art features exclusively "haute couture" pieces and, you'll be able to have a memorial experience with all of it. Created by SHITO HISAYO the globally renowned KIMONO designer, these works are now showcasing her own brand "AAAPARE".
She exactly breathes new life into the "MARU-OBI" from a century ago (the Meiji to Taisho era) with unparalleled sensibility, creating meticulously crafted artistic pieces one by one. All pieces are given a serial number, making them unique pieces that can only exist one of a kind in the world. She adds designs based on her sensibilities to the weaving and embroidery of artisans, bringing them back to life as a new decorative art. Goldwork and natural stones created by decorative craftsmen who work on shrines, temples, and national treasure-class buildings decorate the MARU-OBI giving a sense of history.
About SHITO HISAYO
Artist / Kimono Designer
Born in Asakusa, Tokyo
She has been learning Japanese dance since she was 3 years old and is today active as the master of Natori 'AOYAGI MITSUSUKE'. She is also proficient in the calligraphy of 'BAIHAN' and ikebana (flower arrangement) of 'KAORI', and, became familiar with kimonos from an early age. Her unique method of matching fabrics, colors, and patterns can be truly called 'a reversal of ideas'. She has perfected a concept for making kimonos that is completely different from conventional methods. She is the greatest leading kimono designer in the 'WASO KAI' (Japanese fashion Field). This year marks the 26th anniversary of the 'You Are the Star Fashion Show' aiming to spread the popularity of the kimono as a symbol of Japanese culture and, she also contributes greatly to Japanese art culture.
SHITO HISAYO's "MARU-OBI" Collection.
The "MARU-OBI" used in KIMONO Reborn Art was born in the middle of the Edo period and was placed as the most formal obi until before the war. After the war, as lifestyles changed and casual fashion became mainstream, and today obi are only used for special occasions such as kabuki. The number of craftsmen who can create delicate and gorgeous embroidery has declined, and the reality is that high-quality "maru obi" cannot be produced in recent years.
Miss. SHITO has successfully collected over 500 of these precious and rare "MARU-OBI" from all over Japan over several years.

"We must not lose the craftsmanship that is a symbol of precious Japanese culture."
"I wanna reborn and deliver this wonderful work to the world."

The origin of the brand "AAAPARE" stems from her strong passionate ideas.

* Collection of the Minato City Local History Museum.

KESHIKI

Before Tokyo Tower was build, there was a high-class restaurant called "Maple Clu" (Koyo Kan), and it was a place of exchange connecting Japan and the world.
The KESHIKI (scenery), building, interior, maid’s KIMONO and foods were so magnificent that every foreign dignitaries wanted to visit.
People could enjoy the autumn leaves of various maple trees transplanted from Edo Castle and scenery of the Tokyo Shiba district in the view from the Maple Club.
Please experience the Ukiyo-e style scenery of that time reborn in Mixed Reality.
* Collection of the Minato City Local History Museum.
KOYO-KAN
In this Mixed Reality project, you can experience the Maple Club, a members-only restaurant limited to 300 people, which was founded in 1881 by Naoyoshi Nobeji as a stage for international exchange.
The Tokyo Tower currently stands on a mountain called Mt. Momiji because the 2nd Tokugawa shogun, TOKUGAWA Hidetada, separated the roots of many maple trees from Mt. Kaede within Edo Castle and transplanted them there.
And since the hall was surrounded by trees over hundreds of years old, the leaves of the trees turned red in the fall, creating an extremely beautiful landscape turned deep red.
The interior was decorated with maple leaf patterns everywhere, and the women working there were also dressed in kimonos decorated with autumn leaves.
Because it is said that the solemn appearance of the service was so beautiful, many officers came to Japan, wishing "Whenever they come to Japan, they definitely want to go to the Maple Club and enjoy an evening."
Mitsuko Coudenhove was a maid at the Maple Club. She is the mother of Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, who laid the foundations of the European Union. Also, Eiichi Shibusawa, who is called the father of Japanese capitalism, visited Maple Club 138 times.

Although the building was burnt down in the Tokyo air raids in 1945, Momijidani (Vally of Maples) still remains in front of Tokyo Tower, retaining a vestige of its time.
"Shiba Park Koyokan Upper Room (Japanese Restaurant)" , 1881 ,Hiroshige UTAGAWA (3rd gen.).

This is an ukiyo-e depicting the Maple Club in Shiba. Ukiyo-e is in contrast to Chinese paintings, which emphasize white space. Ukiyo-e paintings are filled with depictions and incorporate many vivid colors. The situation at that time is beautifully depicted such as the autumn leaves spreading outside, the maid's charming kimono, etc.

※作品情報
作品名:芝公園紅葉館楼上之真図 / 作家名:三代歌川広重 / 所蔵先名:浅井コレクション / クレジット表記:Photo: Cool Art Tokyo / DNPartcom

SAKE

The SAKE brewery that known as an important place for secret meetings during the transition from Edo to Meiji era, was located in the Shiba district of Tokyo same as the Maple Club.
The brewery closed in 1911 but was revived in 2016 after a 100 years.
We offer Sake made with Japan's oldest yeast isolated in Tokyo, made with all ingredients produced in Tokyo, and a combination of the two. Please enjoy the taste of them.
For snacks, we have Tsukudani and boiled beans from the Tamakiya (which boasts a 240-year history in the Shiba district).
We offer three types of premium sake for tasting. Please enjoy the difference between each alcoholic beverage.

Junmai Ginjo Undiluted Sake "Edo Kaijo" All Edo
Brewed with rice from Tokyo and "Yedo yeast" (Japan's oldest yeast isolated in Tokyo about 100 years ago )

Junmai Ginjo Undiluted Sake "Edo Kaijo" All Tokyo
brewed with rice, "Tokyo yeast" (Tokyo's latest yeast), water, and all ingredients produced in Tokyo.

Junmai Daiginjo Undiluted Sake "Edo Kaijo" Platinum
Daiginjo with a 35% rice polishing ratio, brewed with 2 special yeast "Tokyo Yeast" and "Yedo yeast".
For sake tasting, we offer snacks presented by Tamakiya( founded in 1782, over 240 years of history ) Boiled beans, Tsukudani of Clams made with Japanese pepper called budou-sansho( that looks like and grows like green grapes), and Tsukudani of Cod roe( Tsukudani is a cooking style boiled in soy sauce. ).
Tokyo Port Brewing
Tokyo Minato Brewing is the only sake brewery in the 23 wards of Tokyo reborn after 100 years.
This brewing has a long history, originating from Wakamatsuya founded in 1812 (Bunka 9th year). It is said that great figures from the end of the Edo period, such as Katsukaito and Takamori Saigo, frequented this place as merchants of the Satsuma domain.
The brewery closed in 1911, but in 2016, after 100 years, the sake brewery was reopened in a small building with a space of 73 ㎡ ( 783 sq.ft.)
Using Tokyo's tap water, they produce sake unique to the city with the name "Edo Kaijo".

Tickets Purchase on the Web

Selling period
  1. Feb. 13 (Tue) 3PM to Feb. 18 (Sun) 3PM, 2024
    (Time zone: Tokyo)
Tickets Price of
Reborn Tokyo
(JPY)
  1. RED°TOKYO TOWER 1Day Passport, Reborn Tokyo experience included ¥6,300
    Unlimited use of RED°TOKYO TOWER all day (including 1-time experience for Reborn Tokyo.)
Notes for
Tickets Purchase
on the Web
  • Tickets purchased on KLOOK may sell out in case because tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The ticket counter is also available for purchase at the RED°TOKYO TOWER.
  • Reborn Tokyo experience ticket (¥1,500 JPN) is ready at service counter on 3rd floor if you have a RED° Passport ticket.
  • This event is not for the age of under 20. Please have your ID (passport, driver's license, etc.) in the experience. We may ask you to confirm your age.
  • Having consumed alcohol, some attractions be inaccessible.
  • Each ticket is limited to a one-time experience per person.
  • Ticket is non-refundable.
  • Our facility assumes no responsibility for any sudden illness or injury to our guests.
  • Published information is subject to change without notice.
  • When it is crowded, it may take some time to enter.
  • If the venue is crowded, numbered tickets may be distributed to control entry.

Tickets Purchased at the Venue

Selling period
  1. Feb. 17 (Sat) 10AM to Feb. 18 (Sun) 7PM, 2024
    (Time zone: Tokyo)
Tickets Price of
Reborn Tokyo
(JPY)
  1. RED°TOKYO TOWER 1Day Passport, Reborn Tokyo experience included ¥6,300
    Unlimited use of RED°TOKYO TOWER all day (including 1-time experience for Reborn Tokyo.)
  2. Reborn Tokyo Event Ticket for 60 mins. ¥2,000
    Playable at RED°TOKYO TOWER for 60 minutes (including 1-time experience for Reborn Tokyo.)
Notes for
Tickets Purchase
at the Venue
  • Tickets may sell out in case.
  • Reborn Tokyo experience ticket (¥1,500 JPN) is ready at service counter on 3rd floor if you have a RED° Passport ticket.
  • This event is not for the age of under 20. Please have your ID (passport, driver's license, etc.) in the experience. We may ask you to confirm your age.
  • Having consumed alcohol, some attractions be inaccessible.
  • Each ticket is limited to a one-time experience per person.
  • Ticket is non-refundable.
  • Our facility assumes no responsibility for any sudden illness or injury to our guests.
  • Published information is subject to change without notice.
  • When it is crowded, it may take some time to enter.
  • If the venue is crowded, numbered tickets may be distributed to control entry.

Commonly Asked Questions

What payment methods are available?
For tickets sold online, the payment method depends on the vendor.
In the venue (At RED°TOKYO TOWER counter, A service counter on the 3rd floor inside the bldg.), Japanese yen Cash and several payment methods are available following.
I can't speak Japanese, but can I try it out?
Yes. This event is open to anyone in any language. You can also communicate with staff using translation machines. However, the guide text and narration are only available in English and Japanese.
Can Japanese people also come?
Yes. This event is open to all nationalities.
What is "Tourism Agency subsidized project"?
It is a project supported by the Japan Tourism Agency that aims to improve the tourism resources in each region of Japan. This event was selected for the 2023 "Inbound Content Creation Support Project".
Can I join if I am under 20 years old?
Sorry, As this event involves the service of alcoholic beverages, Only over 20 years old visitors with an ID can enjoy it based on Japanese laws and regulations.
Will this event always be held? Is there a possibility that it will be cancelled?
Events may be canceled due to unavoidable reasons such as bad weather or natural disasters. If the event is cancelled, we do not guarantee any fees (travel costs to the venue, cancellation fees, etc.). Additionally, tickets purchased in advance are non-refundable.
Can I purchase AAAPARE kimonos in the venue on the day?
We plan to sell the casual line locally. However, haute couture will not be sold.
Can I buy alcohol from Tokyo Port Brewing?
Sorry, please purchase at a Tokyo Port Brewing store or their EC site. Alcohol will not be sold at the event.
Can I buy snacks from Tamakiya?
Sorry, please purchase at Tamakiya store or EC site. Snacks will not be sold at the event.
Who should I contact regarding this event?
For any questions or comments regarding the content of this event, please feel free to contact RED°TOKYO TOWER.

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