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Japan hotels: An immersion in modern art

Coronavirus convinces innkeepers to reach out to creatives in search for guests

A new kind of art colony: Mariko Iguchi livestreamed herself at work on YouTube while staying at Kaganhotel in Kyoto.

TOKYO -- Keith Spencer, a 37-year-old American artist, has been staying at a hotel in Kyoto since last year. He likes the learning atmosphere and compares it favorably to his time in graduate school.

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