New rooms now ready for booking
Room 701・702 "In Praise of Shadows"


Hotel CLASKA's new rooms designed by POSTALCO designer Mike Abelson is now complete, ready for bookings.



■Room 701・702 "In Praise of Shadows"
One of the most important, but often neglected aspects of a hotel room, is the lighting. These two rooms are inspired by the classic Japanese novel, "In Praise of Shadows" by Junichiro Tanizaki, in which he writes about the beauty of shadows in traditional Japanese interiors. The three types of lighting glow and show different expressions in the sun and in the dark, so enjoy finding the perfect light while your stay.
- POSTALCO Designer Mike Abelson


Room 701、Room 702
18㎡ Semi-Double Non-Smoking
¥15,000 / 1 person
¥23,000 / 2 person
*Above rates do not include service charge(10%) nor accommodation tax.

Detail page for Room 701
Detail page for Room 702


■"In Praise of Shadows" Opening special plan
Original tote bag present
Now booking!

Original tote bags designed by Mike for the rooms will be presented to first 30 reservations. Inspired by "In Praise of Shadows" an essay by Junichiro Tanizaki, Mike designed the bag motif to resemble shapes made by the light and the shadow.

[Available dates]2018/7/23(Mon)~9/30(Sun)
[For reservations]
> Online Reservations


The bag is available for purchase also, at our hotel front and 2F CLASKA Gallery & Shop "DO".

100% Cotton Made in Japan
36×36cm / Shoulder strap 59cm

Press preview
We will be holding a press preview on July 27th(Fri). See and feel the new rooms, also shootings are welcome upon reservation.
[Venue]CLASKA 7F
[Date & Time]2018/7/27(Fri) 14:00~17:00
[Contact]CLASKA Press / Misa Ushida
Tel:03-5773-9667 Fax:03-5773-9668

Here are some newest photos of the rooms.


From the sketch shown in "Rooms in Progress" Vol.2, the wooden post light is now real and shining. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the shades created by both the light and the sun setting in the west.


As spoken in Mike's interview for "Rooms in Progress" Vol.3 the bed is placed 3 steps up from the floor. Climb up and take a seat on the matress, and you will find that the window is at the same hight, and the broad view facing Mt.Fuji is there. Also take a look at the light switch house aside the pillow, which allows you to control the 3 types of lights installed in the room.


The movable desk with wheels.



Photos of the shower booth. Surrounding the booth are warm white tiles, and down on the floor are beautiful gravels, leading to a large rock in the entrance. The gravels feel smooth and comfortable on the feet, no wonder why Mike was so particular about these materials. The brilliant overhead shower perfects the space.


We also have copies of the essay "In Praise of Shadows" by Junichiro Tanizaki in Japanese and English.


Items of POSTALCO are set in the room too. Notices for guests are bound in the "SNAP PAD", and the keys to the rooms are on "Pinch Totem Key Holder" or "Lift Totem Key Holder". The "SNAP PAD" and other items of POSTALCO - bags, rainware, and stationery - are available for purchase at 2F CLASKA Gallery & Shop "DO".

The 2 rooms are filled with Mike Abelson's unique point of view and ideas, and you can feel his passion for design and materials through the interiors. Like POSTALCO's bags and stationary items, the passion leads to utility and fun, along with a warmth that welcomes all people worldwide. Experience the rooms for yourself, when traveling to Tokyo.

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Founded in Brooklyn, New York we are now based in Tokyo. Postalco has a passion for everyday objects and our relationships with them. Our logo is the carrier pigeon inspired by communication on paper. We began with document holders and notebooks but since then have applied our point of view to many other items; including leather wallets, rainwear, pens, key holders and bags. Based in Tokyo for over 15 years, we are dedicated to finding new ways to apply Japanese craft in daily life. Postalco's products are created to be used by anyone - male or female, young or old, people from all walks of life worldwide. What sets Postalco's designs apart are their supreme utility and ineffable warmth blended with the beauty of understatement.

Mike Abelson

Born in Los Angeles, California. Studied product design at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Moved to New York in 1997 to design the Jack Spade product collection and brand concept. He is based in Tokyo for over sixteen years. In addition to designing Postalco products he has worked with other clients including Calder Foundation, Sunspel, The Conran Shop, Issey Miyake, and Maison Hermès.