Stay in an Art Piece, Support an Artist—How BnA Is Using Hospitality to Empower Local Artistic CommunitiesVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Art for Breakfast with Yu Tazawa
The Arts Committee is delighted to invite Mr. Yu Tazawa (“Taz”), Founder and CEO of BnA Co, Ltd. to the April, Art for Breakfast. BnA (Bed and Art) is an art hotel designer and operator, started up by “Taz” in Koenji, Suginami Ward, Tokyo. They now have properties in Koenji, Akihabara, Kyoto, and Nihonbashi. It is another unique exploration connecting artists, the community, and the hospitality industry in Japan.
BnA properties and Taz are frequently covered by global media and have attracted artists of all forms to visit/ stay and take an active part in this new form of community. The program was originally planned in March 2020, heading into the pandemic. With the world of the unknown ahead of us, we postponed it. Now surviving the pandemic and with overseas guests’ renewed interest in Japan, Taz’s projects are seeking growth not just in Japan, but overseas, too.
Taz’s presentation is titled, “Stay in an Art Piece, Support an Artist—How BnA is using hospitality to empower local artistic communities”. Please join us and hear about Taz’s journey and beyond.
Event and Registration Details
- This event will be conducted in in-person and online, and registration is required.
- In-person participation is for members and guests only. Please pay your fee by credit card or at the door.
- Online participation is open to the public and free.
Yu Tazawa ("Taz") is the Founder and CEO of BnA Co., Ltd, an art hotel design and operator startup based in Tokyo that aims to empower artistic communities worldwide. Taz is originally from Kobe and grew up in 4 different countries: Japan, Catalunya, the UK, and the US. Prior to founding BnA, Taz worked at the Boston Consulting Group, worked as a Country Manager of Lumos Labs, a cognitive training app company, founded a high-end hair salon business in Jakarta, and built a cognitive behavior therapy app tackling insomnia. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BSE/MSE) and the United World College of the Atlantic.
Visit BnA Hotel website for more information.
(In-person: Members & guests only / Online: Open to the public)
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