TRUNK HOTEL Art Installation

Aug 04, 2023 at 9:00am ~ Nov 30, 2023 at 11:00pm

TRUNK (HOTEL) is a boutique hotel draped in lush flora, located in Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku. Opened in May 2017, the hotel strives to create a space that welcomes everyone with its guest rooms, restaurants, shops and lounges.

From August 4 until late November, life-sized animal art installations called “pieces” by Seiya Kaji are featured at TRUNK (LOUNGE), within the hotel.

trunk hotel
“pieces” by Seiya Kaji

Materials such as wood, cork and discarded materials from the hotel were used to create these artworks, transformed into beautiful creatures. These creatures are interconnected, forming a team named Earth. Yet have we drawn boundaries between the “human world” and the “non-human world”? The artist resonates with these questions.

trunk hotel

These artworks result in captivating pieces that welcome all the guests with their warming presence.

The word “TRUNK” holds multiple meanings, one of the main ones is the trunk of an elephant. There’s a theory that the elephant’s trunk evolved to efficiently use energy. Similarly, the hotel is in a constant state of evolution, striving to innovate the hospitality industry in Japan.

trunk hotel

Seiya Kaji

After graduating from Nagaoka University of Art and Design, he worked at Takashi Murakami’s “Kaikai Kiki”, and is now an artist who creates full-scale animals using discarded materials. 



Start: Aug 4th 2023 at 9:00am

End: Nov 30th 2023 at 11:00pm