Kanjoan Tea House

The beauty and charm of traditional Japanese tea houses is magical; built with natural materials and specially designed to perfectly frame the tea ceremony. In a simple tearoom you can find the essence of Japanese culture - architecture, design, calligraphy, flower arrangement, metal, wood and bamboo work, pottery, cooking, history and philosophy meeting in a single place.

At the same time, these elements create an amazing clarity and simplicity. During the daytime you can enjoy the natural light coming through the sliding doors, and at night we light the room with candles.

“Kanjoan” is a small tea room, located in an old wooden house in Kyoto city's northwest. The house was originally built in the late 1920s and was carefully renovated by us. The Japanese word “kanjoan” means “the hut in which to be at ease and free of concerns”. The house has also a second, bigger tea room called “Aikiken”. The name of this room means “to join the seasons”.

Here people from all walks of life come together to create a living art form.


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