Rainbow Tea House by Tokujin Yoshioka

The artist behind this project, Tokujin Yoshioka, hopes his work doesn’t just give people a modern take on the traditional tea house, he wants its viewers to think about why the tea ceremony is a symbolic cultural activity for Japan. While KOU-AN does not have a scroll or flowers which are provided in traditional tea houses, the artist notes that nature is present throughout albeit through “a sparkling on the floor that reminds us of a ripple of water” or a rainbow of light that appears by the sunlight coming in from the ceiling hitting the prism glass which is placed on the roof.