Artist Takashi Murakami's work finds a temporary home in Roppongi Hills—cafe, statue & more!
Posted on January 7, 2021
Takashi Murakami, highly influenced by manga and anime and known for founding the postmodern art movement, ‘Superflat,’ now has his iconic flower art on full display for a limited time at Roppongi Hills. The Takashi Murakami Flower Cafe, featuring flower-themed decor, food and drinks will stay open until January 21st while the impressive ten-meter-tall Flower Parent and Child statue will continue to remain on display until May 2021.
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Murakami’s Superflat movement, draws upon art forms including animation, pop culture, graphic art, and fine arts to highlight the superficial emptiness of consumerism. If you’ve never had a chance to see his works up close and in person, you might want to visit this pop-up cafe and installation before it closes!
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You can’t escape the flowers, they are truly everywhere!
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With such a bright and colorful building display, you’ll never miss it! The cafe also has a lovely outdoor terrace with seating area.
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The flower curry up top is available at the Flower Cafe for 1,800 yen. The second dish is the flower omu-rice, priced at 1,900 yen.
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Have you ever seen a red lemonade more happy than these? (900 yen each)
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If you’d like to receive benefits at the Flower Cafe, all you have to do is take a photo of the “Flower Parent and Child” statue and post it on social media with the hashtags #FlowerParentandChild and #takashimurakamiproject. Pretty neat!
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Outside 66 Plaza stands Murakami’s towering, gold “Flower Parent and Child” sculpture, which you can even enjoy viewing from different angles.
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From the back of the statue, you can see the leaf details on the parent flower and child’s backs. They almost look like angel wings on the baby flower! Not to mention the intricate leaves engraved onto the parent flower’s feet.
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This man really wanted to go all out on his day out to the Flower Project, along with a matching flower costume!
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And for those who haven’t quite had enough of Murakami’s works after a day at Roppongi Hills, you can head on over to the Grand Hyatt and enjoy these eccentric and exciting sweets served on beautiful tiered dessert stands!
Read more about the Takashi Murakami Project at the official website here.
Written by: Maya Kimura Watts