nana’s green tea SHIZUOKA MARUI
Shizuoka, Japan / 2012
Nanaha Corporation is a company that introduces “a new form of Japan” to the world through “matcha” (powdered green tea). They arrange high grade matchas in modern style and provide them as a menu such as matcha latte. And their intention is to make the space into a “contemporary style tea room”, not a “Japanese style tea room”.
Tea rooms are said to be equal to making logs because most of the materials are used without being cut into square. Moreover, in order to make it look more naturally, many logs that differ in sizes are used in one tea room. And as in words “a tea room is a tea cup”, “chairs” and “tables” are the “tea room” itself in the Japanese culture, where there were no furniture such as those.
Therefore, at nana’s green tea Shizuoka Marui shop, I thought of building a “tea room” and even making”tables” and “chairs” with “steel pipes”, which are modern logs.
Photos by Keisuke Miyamoto
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