Tearoom, Tea-related Arts, Bamboo Arts (Gallery 30)
Tea utensils and related artworks are on view in this gallery. The Asian Art Museum’s tearoom was designed by architect Sato Osamu as a functioning teahouse as well as a display case. Objects in the tearoom are changed seasonally, four times a year. To learn more about the tearoom, visit Teahouse at the Asian Art Museum
This gallery also features traditional and contemporary bamboo works. In 2002, the Asian Art Museum acquired almost nine hundred objects from the Lloyd Cotsen Japanese Bamboo Basket Collection, recognized as one of the largest and most notable collections of its kind in the world. Approximately twenty bamboo works from the collection are on display and they are replaced with a fresh selection of objects every eight months.