Lifestyle destination, InterContinental Osaka, inspires and supports experiences which enrich the lives of our guests. We love any form of Art and we are extremely excited about being part of yet another great event which takes place on 14th September in our hotel.
Connecting traditional Japan and contemporary Art. That is what Royi Akavia and Brent Jones, the creators of “The Art of Sake – Appreciating Art, Appreciating Sake” concept, aim to achieve. And what a fine job they are doing!
Royi and Brent have decided to challenge young, dynamic artists to come up with a new design of a sake bottle – a symbol of traditional Japan. A brave idea, breaking the stereotype of the “expected”.
It all became reality thanks to KOA Production Inc., a creative production company founded by Royi Akavia in Japan. Royi has 30 years of experience as an artist, animator and creator and has created and produced a variety of projects in art and animations in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami Beach in Florida to mention a few. He moved to Japan in 2011 and since then, he has constantly been pushing the boundaries of everyday life.
HAKUTAKA (Hakutaka Co. Ltd), brewers of refined sake and patrons of Arts, immediately agreed to become the main sponsor of the event and provoke its audience with a new image.
Interest in taking part in this challenge has been overwhelming and the artists who registered to participate are from all over the world. It brings together not only traditional and new, but also connects Japan with the rest of the world. And that, we believe, is the true purpose of art – eliminating boundaries.
On 14th September, the twelve finalists will eagerly anticipate the final decision of the jury and we will find out who takes the precious trophy home.
Guests will have the opportunity to bid for any of these unique art pieces in the silent auction or purchase them on the evening of the event. Each bottle is an unique creation, not to be found anywhere else in the world. The pieces that are not sold during the event will be exhibited in the Kitano Alley Gallery in Kobe until the end of September, offering 10% discount.
Huge thanks also goes to the other sponsors of the event, Core Eight 8 and its owner – Rica Bradshaw, and the American Chamber of Commerce who organized the event.
As the organizers and sponsors are heavily involved in supporting the local community, part of the proceeds of this fantastic initiative will be donated to support the Food Bank Kansai and children of Japan who are growing up in unfortunate circumstances.
We look forward to you joining us on this occasion of appreciating art, tradition and supporting a great initiative.
Date & Time
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Door open 6:00 p.m., Start from 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.
Sakura, 2nd floor of InterContinental Osaka
For inquiries and registration