The portable tea room Kian,
designed and built by Masayuki Inaida, Yamanaka Construction Office.
Especially cooperated with Seizan Toda Head priest at Daiji-in, Daitoku-ji Temple.
About KIAN | 帰庵
Serving a bowl of tea and reaching out to the guests.
In Japan, tea ceremonies are held to create a bond between the people.
For the last two years I have been motivated to promote Japanese tea ceremony in new and unconventional ways by setting up a portable teahouse made from bamboo, the teahouse can be dismantled and assembled making outdoor tea gatherings possible.
By changing tea’s traditional image and its rigid formal ways, I hope to have more people experiance ‘tea’ and become interested in the Japanese tea culture.
I wish to serve them a bowl, they take a mouthful then enjoy the experience of tea in a relaxed atmosphere, encouraging them to look deep within themselves taking a break from the world.
– Seizan Toda | 戸田 惺山
Entrust yourself to the flow of nature, and enjoy that place and time without becoming bound to it.
– Masayuki Inaida | 稲井田 将行
Film directed by Naoki MIYASHITA