Friday, 13th February 2009
In Japan Entertainment News,
Get lost in translation in the New York Bar
Visitors to Japan who find themselves in the mood for a cocktail and some relaxing live jazz may want to take a visit to the Park Hyatt Tokyo's New York Bar.
The bar shot to fame after it was used as a location during the filming of the movie Lost in Translation featuring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
Directed by Sofia Coppola, daughter of Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola, the film followed the somewhat bizarre friendship of a movie star and a neglected newlywed after they meet in Tokyo.
The film won an Oscar for the best original screenplay and was nominated for three others.
It also scooped several other awards including three Baftas, an Art Directors Guild award for excellence in production design and three Golden Globes.
As well classic and original cocktails, the New York Bar offers premium cognac and brandies in addition to the biggest selection of US wines in the whole of Japan.