Kabuki-za Tea Shop designed by Kengo Kuma

Next, Tokyo!

The 2018 Winter Olympics are now over, and the next is 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo!

The main stadium of the Tokyo Olympics is designed by world-renowned architect, Kengo Kuma. In an interview, he said the old stadium from the previous Tokyo Olympics in 1964 was his inspiration to become an architect. As a young boy, he was moved by the beauty of the stadium, designed by Kenzo Tange and that was his motivation to become an architect.

Kengo Kuma also designed Jugetsudo’s tea houses in Paris and in Tokyo. For the Kabuki-za tea shop, more than three thousand bamboos were used to create a Zen-like, serene atmosphere.

Mr. Kuma’s work can also be found at Portland Japanese Garden. He designed three buildings in the Cultural Village, including Umami Café, where you can enjoy Jugetsudo teas.

Can’t wait for the Tokyo Olympics and the new stadium!

Umami Café
Jugetsudo Tea Shops

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