NATURE WINDOW is an experience-based gallery attached to the hotel Hoshino Resorts Resonale Atami, located on a hill in Atami. Atami, harboring beaches and forests in close proximity to one another, is home to a unique natural habitat and a rich cultural history. Over 50 framed artworks were created as a “window” to the hidden allure of local nature,.
Atami has a rare environment in which the ocean, forest, and human community all coexist in a small area. Focusing on the relationship between the three that have continued through its long history allows a deeper look into Atami’s unique charms.
When seen straight-on, fish look very peculiar and interesting. The patterns of sea cucumbers are nature’s paintings. The turban shell creates a graphic pattern. Even pressed seaweed shows beautiful color and shape.
The forest’s power seen in the skin and cross section of the camphor tree, a sacred tree to the area, as well as the diversity of the citrus and other flora and fauna, are all part of the rich natural beauty of the Atami area.