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A portable tearoom to take tea drinking to new places
Ever wished you could experience the serenity and elegance of a Japanese tea ceremony wherever you go? Now you can, with Mujyoan — a collapsible and portable tearoom inspired by wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of impermanence and incompleteness.
Mujyoan was created by craftsmen from Fukuoka Prefecture’s Okawa City, a woodworking production area with a history dating back to 1536. Besides being known for high-quality work, the region is also the most prolific furniture producer in Japan.
For Mujyoan, Okawa’s craftsmen have combined old methods with new innovations in its design and construction. It includes the use of the region’s traditional decorative technique known as “kumiko” to join wooden panels without using screws or nails, as well as modern technologies such as LED and light guide plates.
The mobile tearoom can be disassembled, transported, and set up wherever there is sufficient space and a power supply.
Mujyoan was originally created to be used solely within the Happo en grounds, however it has been used offsite many times before. Within the Japanese garden, there is a permanent tea house that offers visitors a tea drinking experience that can be enjoyed with the changing seasons.