Tokyo, Japan / 2018

“Modern Tea House”

Nanaha Co., Ltd. is a company that disseminates “new Japanese forms” to the world from the perspective of “Matcha”.
We offer high-quality matcha with a modern arrangement such as matcha latte.
And, the space required in the store is not “Japanese style” but “modern tea room”.
In the words of the owner, it is an expression of the desire to create a “store where you can enjoy the traditional tea culture of Japan through a modern interpretation.”

Tsukuba, which purifies the hands as a barrier to a special space called the tea room.
A stepping stone with the meaning of crossing several passes before reaching the tea house.
Takebayashi plays a prologue role from daily life to tea room.

And the tea room, which is a sacred space away from the secular world.

By incorporating all the elements that make up the tea room into the store, we tried to reproduce the wasabi-sabi space that Rikyu wanted to express as a modern tea room.

Designed by Masahiro Yoshida, Tae Fukami and Kyosuke Maeda
Photos by Keisuke Miyamoto

Shoten Kenchiku Aug. 2019 issue