15:00 — 18:00
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* There will be the same event on 5/14.
“Kian” is a contemporary adaptation of teahouse construction. Built with minimal amount of bamboo, a portable structure of 3m x 3m which can be built in any location. Kian’s spirit is the appreciation of beauty & of imperfection. Once you enter Kian, your perception changes, entering the world of Kian & the 5 senses.


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Seizan Toda

Born in Kyoto in 1967. Deputy head priest at Daiji-in, Daitoku-ji Temple. After studying at Doshisha University and working at an accounting company, he entered the world of buddhism. He practiced austerities at Tenryu-ji and Daitoku-ji Temple for 5 and half years. He has recited sutras and taught zen in France and Germany. He enjoys mountain hiking and with Kian, he whisks tea in nature, in the beauty of the four seasons.

Masayuki Inaida

Born in Toyonaka-shi, Osaka in 1976. Based in Kyoto.
After studying at Doshisha university and working for a a precision machine manufacturer, he entered the world of architecture attracted by the “sukiya” style buildings which coexists in nature. Currently, he works at Kyoto Yamanaka Construction Co. Ltd. which has been exclusively serving Daitoku-ji temple. To spread the sense of wabi-sabi which could be seen in tea houses and is unique to Japanese tea culture to the world, he created a portable bamboo teahouse “Kian”. He has been hosting tea ceremony at everywhere in nature in Japan.

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Kian — Mobile Bamboo Teahouse (5/21)

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Kyoto Yamanaka Construction Co. Ltd.
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