Published by Zen Foto Gallery, Rest 3000~ Stay 5000~ Tokyo based photographer Tokyo Romando explores the world of the Tokyo's love hotels. Visiting more than 20 love hotels in areas such as Shinjuku, Ikebukuro adn Yoshiwara, Tokyo Romando explores the historical and cultural aspects of the hotels through self-portraiture. Exposing the private worlds of intimacy where excitement, fantasy and love are sought out behind the facade of Japan's well ordered and clean society.
Tokyo Rumando was born in 1980 in Tokyo. While working as a model for movies and magazines, she began shooting photographs in 2005. Self-taught, she mainly photographs her self-nude portraits and portraits of Rakugo artists. Her series “Orphee” has been presented in a group exhibition “Performing for the Camera” at Tate Modern (London, 2016). Her solo exhibitions include, ”I’m only happy when I’m naked” Ibasho Gallery (Antwerp, 2018); Taka Ishii Gallery Photography Paris (2016), “Orphée” TokyoLightRoom; Place M; Zen Foto Gallery (Tokyo, 2014), “REST 3000~ STAY 5000~,” Zen Foto Gallery (2012), “Hotel Life,” Place M (Tokyo, 2012). Her photobooks include selfpolaroids (Zen Foto Gallery, 2017), Orphée (Zen
Foto Gallery, 2014) and REST 3000~ STAY 5000~ (Zen Foto Gallery, 2012).