“Rethinking the Japanese Tea Ceremony”—Premium Tea Ceremony with the First-Ever Use of Tea Utensils from the National Crafts Museum’s Collection
The National Crafts Museum, renowned for its collection of modern and contemporary crafts and design, has joined forces with 12 talented and active artists. This selection of artists represents works by individuals who are shaping the future of the craft world. The teaware and utensils exclusively they created will be used for the first time at these three special tea ceremonies.
■Venue 1: December 2 (Sat) – 3 (Sun)
Encounter Traditions and Contemporary Crafts: the World of Japanese Tea Ceremony@Hyatt Centric Kanazawa
Sokyu Nara graciously hosts tea ceremonies. Nara is known for his unwavering dedication to the Japanese tea ceremony and for sharing its beauty both in Japan and overseas. As the host, he extends a warm welcome to guests at the KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa 2023. Additionally, the venue will showcase the small tearoom meticulously planned by interior designer Shigeru Uchida. This tearoom is part of the esteemed collection of the National Crafts Museum. Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting world of the tea ceremony in Kanazawa.
TICKET PRICE/ ¥3,300 per person (tax included)
In order to attend this tea ceremony, guests are asked to purchase an entry ticket (JPY 2000) for KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa itself.Entry tickets are available at the reception at the venue.
■Venue 2: December 3 (Sun)
Contemporary Tea Ceremony Fusing Tadao Ando’s Architectural Space and Nishida’s Philosophy @ Kitaro Nishida Museum of Philosophy
Designed by Tadao Ando, the serene and grand concrete architecture of the Kitaro Nishida Museum of Philosophy will be exclusively opened at night for this special occasion to host a tea ceremony using teaware crafted by contemporary artisans from the esteemed collection of the National Crafts Museum. In the foyer, there is a mobile 4.5-tatami tearoom produced by Rokkaku-ya. The tea ceremony provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the philosophy of Kitaro Nishida, while being stirred by subtle, sense-awakening sounds and light.
TICKET PRICE/¥16,500 per person (tax included)
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE/Luxury bus transportation to the venue, admission to the Kitaro Nishida Memorial Museum of Philosophy, matcha tea and confections served during the tea party, KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa 2023 entry ticket
MEETING POINT AND TIME/Please arrive at 17:00 in the 1st-floor entrance area of Hyatt Centric Kanazawa.
17:15 Departure by bus from Hyatt Centric to the Kitaro Nishida Memorial Museum of Philosophy
18:00 tea ceremony&guided tour of the museum
20:00 Departure by bus from the museum to Hyatt Centric (Estimated arrival time: 20:45)
■Venue 3: December 1 (Fri)
The world of Kanazawa and the tea ceremony, guided by a master of the tea ceremony taught directly by the master@ Old Nakamura House
Kanazawa’s traditional tea ceremony is organized by a renowned Kanazawa tea master. He is the proprietor of a well-established lacquerware shop that has operated for over 240 years, offering exquisite Kanazawa lacquerware and the intricate art of makie(Japanese lacquer art). The tea ceremony will take place at Old Nakamura House, the historic residence of a sake brewer in Kanazawa.
This revered individual, who was also a renowned tea master and collector of tea utensils, relocated the house to its current location.
The tea ceremony will showcase an exquisite blend of tea utensils, including pieces crafted by contemporary artisans from the National Crafts Museum’s collection, along with valuable antique tea utensils that are typically not accessible to the public.
Following the tea ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to unwind and savor light refreshments while enjoying Kanazawa’s traditional performing arts.
TICKET PRICE/¥33,000 per person (tax included)
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE/Luxury bus transportation to the venue, admission to the Nakamura Memorial Art Museum, matcha tea, confections and light refreshments served during the event, KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa 2023 entry ticket
MEETING POINT AND TIME/Please arrive at 11:30 in the 1st-floor entrance area of Hyatt Centric Kanazawa.
11:40 Departure by bus from Hyatt Centric to Old Nakamura House
12:00 Tea ceremony
12:45 Enjoy light refreshments catered by the long-established ryotei restaurant Tsubajin and traditional performing arts of Kanazawa drumming and chanting
14:15 Discover tea utensils up close with expert insights from the curator at the Nakamura Memorial Art Museum
15:00 Departure by bus from Old Nakamura House to Hyatt Centric (Estimated arrival time: 15:20)
- Venue 1: December 2 (Sat) – 3 (Sun) Venue 2: December 3 (Sun) Venue 3: December 1 (Fri)
- NPO Syuto Kanazawa
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