Monaco is the summer’s cultural destination

With all eyes gazing on Asia and the Shanghai World Expo in 2010, this summer the state-of-the-art Grimaldi Forum Monaco focuses on another economic and cultural giant in that part of the world: Japan. The Grimaldi Forum’s intention is to bring two generations together in a single discourse: the generation that upholds the traditional culture symbolized by the all-powerful samurais, and the generation of modern-day consumers who revel in the very Japanese mangas and animated films as a means of expression. Entitled “Kyoto-Tokyo: from Samurais to Mangas“ the exhibition will be taking place at the Grimaldi Forum from July 14 to September 12, 2010.

Some 600 exhibits will illustrate this history, amongst them works of the highest quality, written in their cultural heritage, from collections of prestigious international museums, additional loans from Western institutions as well as numerous private collectors.

The Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is joining forces with the Grimaldi Forum’s new exhibition “Kyoto to Tokyo – from Samurais to Mangas” to celebrate Japanese art and culture.
Between June 25 and September 16, 2010, the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo will pay homage to the Land of the Rising Sun with a brand new artistic theme “Japan Dream”, running through all public areas of the hotel with contemporary Asian art.

Since the opening of Joël Robuchon’s first Japanese and one-Michelin star restaurant Yoshi, in December 2008, the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo has continued to be strongly influenced by the Asian world, which Mr. Robuchon holds so close to his heart.

As the privileged partner to the Grimaldi Forum, the Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo has the honor of hosting the exhibition’s inaugural dinner on July 13.

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