In 1987, The Okura Tokyo marked its 25th anniversary by establishing a series of classical music concerts in its lobby, held on the 25th of every month—celebrating the hotel's patronage of the arts. On the hotel's 50th anniversary, a special program was arranged by Naoto Otomo, a supporter of the hotel's arts patronage activities.
Program director Naoto Otomo (Conductor)
After graduating from the Toho Gakuen College Music Department, Otomo debuted as a conductor for the NHK Symphony Orchestra at the young age of 22--a position he was appointed with the orchestra's recommendation. Today, Otomo serves as honorary guest conductor for the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, conductor laureate for the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, and music director for the Ryukyu Symphony Orchestra. Previously, Otomo was the inaugural music director for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (2004 - 2012). He has been awarded the Akio Watanabe Music Fund (2000) and the Hideo Saito Memorial Fund (2008).
Hotel Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund
The fund, which supports cultural and artistic activities, was established on the occasion of the hotel's 55th anniversary. Private donations are welcome.