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TAMIYA Seijo & YUKI NARA Collaboration with world-renowned ceramic artist and architect Yuki Nara

2022.10.13 Thu


《Tatami-mat Tea Room》(2022)


Design: Yuki Nara

Construction: Tamiya Seijo


A tearoom composed entirely of tatami mats. Since ancient times, the tearoom has been a place for socializing and an extraordinary space away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The smell of rush grass on the tatami is similar to that of clean air when you enter a deep forest.


The tea ceremony room is the ultimate meditation space. Tatami is also an excellent building material that absorbs sound, regulates humidity, and maintains heat insulation.

This proposal is a prototype of a new tea room (Japanese-style space) that expands the world view of tatami, transcends the concept of a Japanese-style room space, and confronts one’s inner self.




Tamiya Seijo was established in 1907 and has a 115-year history.

In order to pursue the evolution of Japanese-style space, it develops and sells its own original tatami mats, collaborates with many companies, and holds events.


In collaboration with students of Meijo University, it has made new efforts such as holding Japanese cultural events and proposing and producing new Japanese-style spaces with tatami mats,

It continues to propose new ideas for tatami spaces.


Yuki Nara Ceramicist/Architect


Born in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture in 1989.

His father is the 11th generation of Ohi Chozaemon, who boasts a history of over 350 years, and his grandfather, Ohi Chozaemon X (now Ohi Tojisai), is the only living craftsman to be awarded the Order of Cultural Merit.

He is the only living craftsman to be awarded the Order of Cultural Merit.


The eldest son of a traditional family, Nara initially distanced himself from ceramics and studied architecture at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

During a leave of absence from graduate school, he learned the basics of ceramics at the Tajimi City Ceramic Design Institute, and graduated first in his class from the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in architecture.

Since 2021, he has presided over the architectural design office EARTHEN.