Teahouse at Kana Art

The Teahouse at Kana Art was a collaboration work between Kjell Hahn the founder of Shiro Oni Studio (artist in residence) and member of the NPO Art Net Kinuya, and Claudius Bieder. The installation was built for the 2016 Kana Art Festival in Onishi Japan held by the NPO Art Net Kinuya, for the tea ceremonies conducted by Chajin Fuyuko Kobori of the Kobori-Enshu school. The festival was held on the premises of the former Fujisaki Soubei Shouten company’s 2-acre, 280-year old sake brewery. The structure consisted mainly of three of the brewery’s sake barrels. Most other materials were also found on the premises. The tea space at the top was enough for one tea master and four guests.