This popular tradition of tea ceremonies continues in the Humboldt Forum. The Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss in coordination with the Museum für Asiatische Kunst had launched a competition. The winning design for a new tea house by the URA architects from Kanazawa in Japan is now being implemented.
Overall, the tea house consists of the main tea room, as well as a smaller preparation room. The tea room will be equipped with a ro, a traditional Japanese sunken fireplace, as well as a niche, known as a tokonama. With its exceptional works of Japanese painting and graphic art, as well as ceramic and lacquer works, the tea house will allow visitors to experience the culture of the traditional Japanese Way of Tea.