Hanako Miwa proposes a new aesthetic called mirai sabi. Mirai refers to a futuristic aesthetic for the twenty-first century. Sabi refers to the traditional Japanese concept of finding beauty in the process of changing over time and becoming part of nature. Mirai sabi aims at creating harmony with nature and expressing a delicate and fragile beauty that resides in nature.
Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Art Gallery, Main Building 6th Floor
Mirai Sabi Hanako Miwa Exhibition
July 13 - 19, 2011
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
* Close 4:00 pm on July 19
Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Art Gallery
Main Building 6th Floor
1-4-1, Nihonbashi-Muromachi Chuo-ku Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +81 3-3241-3311
- Ginza Line or Hanzomon Line "Mitsukoshimae" A minute walk from the station
- Ginza Line or Tozai Line "Nihonbashi" (B11 Exit) Five minutes' walk from the station
Toei Chikatetsu Line
- Asakusa line "Nihonbashi" Five minutes' walk from the station
All materials of the teahouse are from nature and will return to nature. The parts fit into two carrying cases so that the teahouse can be assembled in various locations. Hanako Miwa collaborated with two architects, Alex H. Lee and Nami Nishino.