The Tea Room

From April 2024, at Hopp Museum, a new Japanese tea room awaits visitors. Every part of it was designed and supervised by the Urasenke Tankōkai Association in collaboration with the Hungarian association and Hopp Museum. The tea room features typical aspects of Japanese architecture, such as sliding doors and windows, tatami floors, and a tokonoma alcove.
The windows are not transparent, and the walls are dark green, contrasting with the lighter shades of the tatami. The tea room is equipped with masterpieces of applied art specifically devised for the Japanese art of tea. The surroundings help visitors to concentrate our senses on the essence, on the present moment, on the tea.

Authentic Japanese tea ceremony

Japanese tea art, as an art form that contains the vast majority of traditional Japanese arts, is a way to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture, religion, history and way of life. The tea room is in itself a way of conveying traditional Japanese aesthetic principles, but it is in the tea ceremony that it fulfils its original function and reveals the essence of Japanese aesthetics.