Border tea room

The artist built a hut from thin bamboo shoots and clay. He placed it next to the river. When I saw this place, I felt something special because in Japan the border is only marked by the sea and is invisible, he said, I imagined Eurasia, Asia, and Japan behind this river. The artist created a border tea pavilion. In Japan, tea ceremony is very important and unifying. It brings together artistic creativity, sensitivity to nature, religion, and social exchange. In accordance with the traditional Japanese ritual, focusing on guests constitutes one of its basic elements. Therefore, it is important to have a properly organized place; all the details related to the ritual are crucial. If a border divides people, there should be a tea room next to it, says Daisaku Ueno.

Marta Ryczkowska, text from the catalogue