Project Description


In the courtyard of Palazzo Pretorio, which once housed the gardens, today there is the Tea House, made by the Japanese artist Hidetoshi Nagasawa. The building is an authentic reproduction of a small japanese house, inside which there are all the objects used for the tea ceremony.

To complete the installation there is an ornamental cherry tree surrounded by seven dark walls, a small stone road that leads to the house and a bamboo plantation; all of this designed to transform the ancient vegetable garden into a japanese tea garden.

The work was donated in 1993 by the sister city of Kanramachi as a symbol of friendship between the two cities as well as japanese philosophy.