TRUNK(HOUSE) is a one-bedroom property, located in a historical building \u2013 a former geisha hotel - within Tokyo\u2019s Kagurazaka neighborhood; offering guests the chance to reside alongside an array of newly-commissioned artworks by up-and-coming local artists to the internationally acclaimed. \n\n\n\nTRUNK(HOUSE) is a new hyperlocal immersive hospitality-concept developed by the team behind TRUNK(HOTEL) located in a historical building \u2013 a former geisha house \u2013 within Tokyo\u2019s Kagurazaka neighborhood. \n\n\n\nTRUNK(HOUSE) was created with the concept of \u2018Tokyo Salon\u2019 as its core referencing the many salons that permeated the city in the 17th and 18th centuries. These were spaces where artists and academics would come together to discuss and debate late into the night on issues that would shape the cultural landscape of the city. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nBy filling the space with contemporary art \u2013 and design created bespoke and from the likes of Stephen Kenn and JeanProuv\u00e9 \u2013 the team at TRUNK(HOUSE) hope guests will leave inspired. \n\n\n\nThe combination of contemporary and traditional designs can be found well-balanced in the common areas of the TRUNK(HOUSE)\n\n\n\nEach artist was selected by the TRUNK team on the basis of their cultural influences and ties to Tokyo and Japan; in so doing, TRUNK has created a space that interprets contemporary Japanese culture and the spirit of Tokyo city through both a local and international lens. The body of works ranges from painting, sculpture, crafts, to paper cut-out art. \n\n\n\n The entrance corner of the TRUNK(HOUSE) expresses clean and uncluttered Japanese living \n\n\n\nTom Sachs (USA) \u2014 born in New York \u2014 created \u2018Ryakubon2.0\u2019 for TRUNK(HOUSE). Best known for his modernist influences and work with design icons, Sachs\u2019 collections can be found in the permanent collections of many world-leading galleries. This new artwork embodies ryakubon temae (a short-cut course of the tea ceremony) and is Sachs\u2019 personal homage to the revered art of Japanese tea ceremonies. Trunk(House) offers tea ceremonies performed using this work. \n\n\n\n The dining area in the TRUNK(HOUSE) generates a meditative and warm environment by nature peeking into the room \n\n\n\nAlex Dodge\u2019s (USA) \u2018Hide and Seek\u2019 hangs above the bed, coloring the pared-down space with its presence. Inspired by a ryotei (a type of luxurious Japanese restaurant) on Kakurenbo Yokocho (Hide-and-Seek Alley), the work was conceived as a nod to the local area\u2019s past. \n\n\n\nA homage to Japanese public baths that used to be found in every town ofJapan, Masumi Ishikawa\u2019s (Japan) \u2018Scenic Tour of Tokyo: Then and Now\u2019 adorns the tiled wall overlooking TRUNK(HOUSE)\u2019s the bathing area. Ishikawa\u2019s commission heavily references ukiyo-e (meaning "pictures of the floating world\u201d), a genre of Japanese art that flourished from the 17th through the 19thcenturies. \n\n\n\n TRUNK(HOUSE) has taken Japanese art into consideration which can be found in all the areas including the bathroom \n\n\n\nIts artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as the female form; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna; and shunga erotica. \n\n\n\nSeveral of Keiko Masmuoto\u2019s (Japan) works can also be found throughout TRUNK(HOUSE). Masumoto\u2019s work largely concerns itself with the idea of \u2018a dish that is not a dish\u2019. She creates dynamic decorative art that references historic cultural aspects of the local area of Kagurazaka. \n\n\n\n The bedroom of the TRUNK(HOUSE) is a generous open planimetry where minimal furnishings and a lower bed complement the space with one another \n\n\n\nFor example, a pot modeled after the shamisen (Japanese guitar) which was found in the building before renovation; a pot inspired by tabby cats, which were closely associated with the area; and a hanging flower vase, a common motif of geisha. \n\n\n\nGELCHOP\u2019s (Japan) \u2018Karma Camellia\u2019 greets guests as they enter through the wooden doors that open into TRUNK(HOUSE), initiating the act of transportation to another place. Formed in 2000, GELCHOP is a 3D plastic art group comprising Ryota Morikawa, Tetsuya Ozawa, and Ryohei Takahashi. GELCHOP sees \u2018Karma Camellia\u2019 as a reminder to forget life\u2019s daily struggles.\n\n\n\n TRUNK(HOUSE) has a private small disco as a surprise element contradicting other formal spaces of the house \n\n\n\nChiaki Hirano\u2019s (Japan) artwork is created through a unique technique that utilizes paper and a cutter knife. Through this technique, he created \u2018TOKYOCOMPLEX \u2013 KagurazakaUsing\u2019 for TRUNK(HOUSE): which overlaps black and white imagery of old houses, aerial photos, and machine parts. The combination of apparently unrelated images creates a striking collage \u2013perhaps mirroring the many aspects that come together to make Tokyo. \n\n\n\nHeavogon Studio (Japan) is an art studio led by Reo Taniwha. The studio promotes and specializes in creating modern stained glass: with \u2018Mt. Fuji\u2019 and \u2018Smoking Frog\u2019 created and housed in TRUNK(HOUSE). Whilst the glass used in these two pieces were sourced from the USA, France and the UK: the pieces are heavily inspired by Japanese iconography.