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Japanese Tea Ceremony at Chelsea College of Arts



20 places per session, free
Chelsea College of Art
16 John Islip St

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Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, in conjunction with the Japan Society and Architect Shinichiro Hashiguchi of Hashiguchi Architect and Associates, exhibit contemporary interpretations of the Japanese tea room.


Tearooms, created by Chelsea’s BA Interior and Spatial Design students, led by Shibboleth Shechter and Takeshi Hayatsu, are sited on the college’s Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground from the 24 April to 7 May. The Japan Society will host a Japanese tea ceremony in Shinichiro Hashiguchi’s Open Weave Tea Room, from 6pm on 4 May.

Shinichiro Hashiguchi established Hashiguchi Architect and Associates in 2000. The practice has been recognised for outstanding design by numerous awards including the Good Design Award in 2012 and 2016, the Design for Asia Award in 2012 and 2015 and the AACA Award in 2016.

The Japan Society is dedicated to enhancing the relationship between Britain and Japan by promoting the education and study of each country and its people. The society has around 1,000 members and offers an extensive events programme throughout the year.

Chelsea College of Arts is part of University of the Arts London (UAL), Europe’s largest specialist art and design university. Its unique creative community is made up of six distinctive and distinguished Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

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