Located in the central Tokyo district of Nihonbashi, the Fukutoku Shrine has a long and distinguished history. Beneath the shrine grounds, an extraordinary world has suddenly appeared—SUIGIAN.
Here, dreamy banquets like you have never before experienced take place every day and night.
Transported back in time, guests are served delicious foods, sake wine, Japanese tea, and sweets from the Edo, Meiji, and Taisho periods while authentic traditional performing arts are presented on stage.
Treat yourself to a never-before experienced banquet of fresh new sensations to savor with the five senses.
SUIGIAN has been created by bringing together authentic traditional performing arts, foods, artwork, and artistic handicrafts that have been passed down from generation to generation since ancient times.
SUIGIAN provides an extraordinary world away from the everyday. Come here to create enjoy dinners with loved ones or special friends, entertain guests from overseas or business associates, or to create memories of various other occasions.
Moreover, if you have previously refrained from viewing traditional performing arts, finding them too high a threshold to enter, please take this opportunity to casually come and experience the magnificence of these arts.
SUIGIAN presents Noh drama, Kyogen drama, Nihonbuyo dancing, and various other traditional performing arts performances on a daily basis. On this stage, representative schools of traditional Japanese performing arts give performances on alternating days. Here you can see performances by the five schools of Noh drama (Kanze-ryu, Hosho-ryu, Konparu-ryu, Kongo-ryu, and Kita-ryu), various schools of Noh musicians, two schools of Kyogen drama (Okura-ryu, Izumi-ryu), as well as Kyomai dance (Inoue-ryu), Nihonbuyo dance (Hanayagi-ru, Fujima-ryu), Ryukyu dance (Miyagi-ryu), Bunraku puppet theater, Gagaku ancient court music, and Ikenobo Ikebana flower arrangement. Even those who have had no previous experience with traditional performing arts can experience the magnificence of authentic traditional performing arts at SUIGIAN.
SUIGIAN makes it possible to experience Japanese food culture through the five senses with a menu that features sushi by SUSHIEI, Japan’s oldest existing Edo-style sushi restaurant, Japanese tea by FUKUJIEN, a long-established Kyoto store that has been preserving Japanese tea culture for more than 200 years, and traditional sweets by OIMATSU and KAMESUEHIRO, long-established Kyoto confectionary stores. Alcoholic beverages have been selected by Mr. Takuro Tatsumi, an actor who is also famous as a food and wine connoisseur. We look forward to serving you from our carefully selected beverage menu featuring purely Japanese wines, sake wines and whiskies.
In the center of the restaurant, a stage measuring approx. 5.4 m2 has been erected, its impressive backdrop painted in the style of the famous Kano school. The restaurant interior also incorporates various elements of highly refined traditional performing arts that are Japan’s pride, creating a stylish and charming Japanese space. Décor also features antiques from the Edo, Meiji, and Taisho periods, while cuisine is served in and on lacquerware, serving trays, and other delicate yet gorgeous tableware. Forget the everyday and savor a time of relaxation in the Japanese space created by SUIGIAN’s décor.
Taking the name of Momokawa, a renowned traditional-style restaurant that gained fame during the Edo period (1603-1868), after 20:30 the restaurant transformed into the “Momokawa Lounge”, taking a lounge style. The “Momokawa Lounge” is designed on the concept of a salon “where people of culture gather to enjoy intelligent conversation, discuss performing arts, and occasionally engage in stylish play”, providing a cultural space. Guests can enjoy lounge-time-only original ochazuke (rice in green tea) and other specially created à-la-carte dishes as well as alcoholic beverages from throughout Japan.
It has been an honor for me, Hidetomo Kimura, to be able to open SUIGIAN, a cultural salon in a completely new,unprecedented style here in Nihonbashi, which has been a crossroads in Japan for people, goods, and culture since the Edo Period.
The restaurant is also located next to the Fukutoku Shrine, which has stood here since ancient times, and the site also saw the beginnings of the Ryotei Momokawa restaurant, which operated prosperously through the Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods. In endeavoring to create a facility in keeping with the site’s illustrious history, I conceived the idea of making it a place for disseminating the attraction of truly authentic Japanese culture. Influenced in part by the impending 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Japan is in the midst of a “Japan boom”, and there is much Japanese culture being disseminated that presents varying interpretations. Against this background, I decided to create a place where people could encounter pure, unadulterated Japanese culture that has evolved properly over generations rather than culture that has been transformed. It is now 12 years since I launched ART AQUARIUM, and within its growth I have encountered Japanese culture and achieved personal growth through its creative activities. Since this time has also been shared with the fans who have been supporting ART AQUARIUM, I would like for us to open this new door together.
Under the theme of “Tradition and innovation: creating while revitalizing”, we have prepared an extraordinary world that people will be experiencing for the first time. We look forward to welcoming and serving you with our heartfelt hospitality, and hope that you will visit and enjoy SUIGIAN soon.
SUIGIAN presents Noh drama, Kyogen drama, Nihonbuyo dancing, and various other traditional performing arts performances on a daily basis.
A 1-minute walk from Exit A6 of Mitsukoshimae Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Subway Line / Hanzomon Subway Line. Direct access from COREDO MUROMACHI 2.