Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony

Conceived for and organized by The Noguchi Museum in New York in 2016, Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony has since travelled to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA (2016-17), where it was integrated into Sachs’ Space Program: Europa -Tea representing humanity at its centered, questing best- and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX (2017-18). Tea Ceremony represents Sachs’ reworking of chanoyu, traditional Japanese tea ceremony -including examples of the wide range of elements which comprise its intensely ritualistic universe. From the moment Sachs began developing a culture of Tea in 2012, he aimed to exhibit his Tea Ceremony in Japan. At Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, this completely immersive and interactive environment will at last be seen in the country that inspired it. Tea Ceremony includes complete inner and outer gardens, a handmade plywood tea house, a functional lavatory based on that of a Boeing 747, a koi pond with views of a sublime peak, and a variety of gates.


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  • Venue

    Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
    3-20-2 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Admission

    Adults 1,400yen(1,200yen)
    College and High school students 700yen(800yen)

    *( ) reduced fees are available for groups of over 15 people
    *Free for junior high school students and under
    *Visitors with physical disabilities admitted free with one accompanying adult (ID required)

    For more details, visit the official site.

  • Closed days

    Mondays (Tuesday if the Monday is a public holiday, Open on Tuesday 30 April.)

  • Opening hours

    11:00〜19:00 *Open until 20:00 every Friday and Saturday  *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
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