Beitou 北投文物館

Beitou 北投文物館

Historic architecture in situ

-The Tearoom-

The Tearoom

In 1938, there were two 8-Tatami (12.96㎡, totally 25.92㎡) rooms which could be opened up and connected together behind the Grand Room. These two rooms could also be used as the backstage of the Grand Room. In Japanese rooms, there are usually "Ranma" (欄間, Japanese carved or framed windows) set on the Shouji (障子) doors or Fusuma (襖) doors (both are Japanese-styled paper doors) for ventilation and lighting. The "Ranma" windows of these tearooms are carved with the spiritual symbol of Japan – Fuji Mountain. 

There are many designs of "Kushi-styled (means comb) Shouji Ranma" windows and "carved Ranma" windows in Beitou Museum. The open-carved "Ranma" art and the alternate light-shadow create elegant and implicit subtle variations. Our guests will be pleased with the visual enjoyment. There are fire pits and other unique spatial designs for Sado (Japanese tea ceremony) in the rooms. To match up the strategy of historical house reuse, we removed the Fusuma (襖) doors and set water rooms (for washing tea ware) of Sado (Japanese tea ceremony).