The word ‘hospitality’ has been derived from the Latin word, ‘hospes,’ which means the protector of guests. It originally referred to nursing pilgrims in monasteries when they fell ill or starved. The essence of “Omotenashi,” meaning hospitality in Japanese, developed from the meanings of ‘heartfelt hospitality’ or ‘cordial nursing.’ Inheriting the philosophy of St. Marianna Hospital, “to provide loving medical care which respects the dignity of life to heal the sick,” the spirit of ‘hospes’ is expressed through the artworks.
- Health and Wellness
- Project Name
- St. Marianna University Hospital
- Interior Designer
- Azusa Sekkei Co., Ltd.
- Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
- Scope of Work
Consultancy: Proposal & Planning / Management, Design Production: Design fabrication / Production management / Setting & Installation