We were so enamoured by @redhongyi ‘s work, that we decided to dedicate a post just for this.
[Find our thoughts on Hoshun’s food and service in Part 2 here]
We had the pleasure of dining in Hoshun Sushi Kaiseki in Damansara Heights recently, and we were super excited to get up close and personal (again!) with Red and her team’s work.
One of the things we realised was how big the fishes she used for the gyotaku imprints were when we saw it in person. It was lovely examining the intricate and natural details of actual fishes imprinted on textile.
Her “Look to The Mountains” installation was even more breathtaking at first sight, as it commanded the full view of diners at the sushi bar dining area.
The piece definitely inspired calmness as it depicts the mountainous landscape of the kaiseki and sushi chefs’ hometown of Sendai.
It is completely made with imprints of okras, lotus roots, celery sticks and wing beans.
This is not our first encounter with this fellow Malaysian’s work. We previously caught Hong Yi’s “Three Treasures” portraits when it was exhibited in the Zhongshan building, Kuala Lumpur. We also have a pair of t-shirts from her collaboration with Uniqlo, as well as the “Hope” enamel pin back in 2018. Looking forward to seeing more of her work!
We also loved the “thousand” paper cranes hanging from the ceiling – painstakingly folded and installed by another local designer. Love the space here!
Read Part 2 here and check out the Instagram reel below.
Hoshun Sushi Kaiseki
Address: 54-1, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Hours: 12pm-2.30pm, 6-11pm (Closed on Sundays)
Phone: 017-600 8190