The original Ace New York keycard and sketch from Kenzo Minami's Turbine of Life mural in room 1011. Keep an eye out here for our studio visit and interview with Kenzo about his last decade of work, obsession and evolution, and his upcoming retrospective in Chelsea. Kenzo, we love you and your brain.

The original Ace New York keycard and sketch from Kenzo Minami's Turbine of Life mural in room 1011. Keep an eye out here for our studio visit and interview with Kenzo about his last decade of work, obsession and evolution, and his upcoming retrospective in Chelsea. Kenzo, we love you and your brain.


Today marks the two year anniversary of Japan’s Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, March 11, 2011. Areas hardest hit are still struggling to repair, rebuild and heal. Remember our human family in Japan and reach out to help. You can donate directly to The Real Medicine Foundation, or pick up a shirt by Kenzo Minami on our shop — 100% of proceeds go to support and relief efforts. Kenzo says this about the shirt’s message:
"It is about ‘Re:’ in terms of ‘Reply’ — our reply to the tsunami and our response to Japan (which is this charity itself and collectively to help the world and give on a larger scale). Also, Japan will need a lot of ‘Re____’ from now on: ‘Rebuild,’ ‘Restart,’ ‘Reboot,’ ‘Recharge’ and more."

Today marks the two year anniversary of Japan’s Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, March 11, 2011. Areas hardest hit are still struggling to repair, rebuild and heal. Remember our human family in Japan and reach out to help. You can donate directly to The Real Medicine Foundation, or pick up a shirt by Kenzo Minami on our shop — 100% of proceeds go to support and relief efforts. Kenzo says this about the shirt’s message:

"It is about ‘Re:’ in terms of ‘Reply’ — our reply to the tsunami and our response to Japan (which is this charity itself and collectively to help the world and give on a larger scale). Also, Japan will need a lot of ‘Re____’ from now on: ‘Rebuild,’ ‘Restart,’ ‘Reboot,’ ‘Recharge’ and more."


Sunday marked the one year anniversary of the tsunami and earthquake that devastated the northeastern coast of Japan, killing over 19,000 people and resulting in a nuclear crisis. We can’t express enough our love and empathy for our friends in Japan as the world marks this moment in history. The strength, perseverance and creativity the people of Japan have demonstrated over the past year humbles us beyond words.
You can donate money directly to relief efforts in Japan by purchasing our tees with Ace New York artist Kenzo Minami and Japanese surfer and artist Yusuke Hanai — one hundred percent of the sales go to The Real Medicine Foundation. Cash donations are also more than welcome on their website.
One good way to support is just to send a lot of love over the sea.

A man watches as his paper lantern, lit in commemoration of the victims of last year’s earthquake and tsunami, floats away on the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. By Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images.

Sunday marked the one year anniversary of the tsunami and earthquake that devastated the northeastern coast of Japan, killing over 19,000 people and resulting in a nuclear crisis. We can’t express enough our love and empathy for our friends in Japan as the world marks this moment in history. The strength, perseverance and creativity the people of Japan have demonstrated over the past year humbles us beyond words.

You can donate money directly to relief efforts in Japan by purchasing our tees with Ace New York artist Kenzo Minami and Japanese surfer and artist Yusuke Hanai — one hundred percent of the sales go to The Real Medicine Foundation. Cash donations are also more than welcome on their website.

One good way to support is just to send a lot of love over the sea.

A man watches as his paper lantern, lit in commemoration of the victims of last year’s earthquake and tsunami, floats away on the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. By Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images.


NYC-based artist Kenzo Minami is an old friend, and has painted in the rooms of Ace Hotel Portland and NYC. He’s created a custom shirt for our online shop to raise money for relief efforts in Japan - 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Real Medicine Foundation. Here’s what the shirt’s about, in Kenzo’s words:

It is about ‘Re:’ in terms of ‘Reply’ - our reply to the tsunami and our response to Japan (which is this charity itself and collectively to help the world and give on a larger scale). Also, Japan will need a lot of ‘Re____’ from now on: ‘Rebuild,’ ‘Restart,’ ‘Reboot,’ ’Recharge’ and more.

The limited edition shirt is now up on our online shop, and is also available for purchase at all Ace Hotels and at select Rudy’s Barbershop locations.

NYC-based artist Kenzo Minami is an old friend, and has painted in the rooms of Ace Hotel Portland and NYC. He’s created a custom shirt for our online shop to raise money for relief efforts in Japan - 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Real Medicine Foundation. Here’s what the shirt’s about, in Kenzo’s words:

It is about ‘Re:’ in terms of ‘Reply’ - our reply to the tsunami and our response to Japan (which is this charity itself and collectively to help the world and give on a larger scale). Also, Japan will need a lot of ‘Re____’ from now on: ‘Rebuild,’ ‘Restart,’ ‘Reboot,’ ’Recharge’ and more.

The limited edition shirt is now up on our online shop, and is also available for purchase at all Ace Hotels and at select Rudy’s Barbershop locations.


We like Kenzo Minami very much. Kenzo just created a new piece for us in room 1011 at Ace Hotel New York. He also painted on a charcoal wall at Ace Portland, room 428. This means you can sleep beneath his intricate magic spells on both coasts.

(And thanks to our friend Koko at CWCi for helping make it all happen.)

Photo by Jou-Yie Chou at Ace NYC


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