Journal du Thé (JdT) invites the reader to explore contemporary tea culture. Created and edited by Johanna Tagada and Tilmann S. Wendelstein, Journal du Thé wonders what is it that makes tea into this force which lets us slow down and grants serene moments to our lives. It is said, that what makes a teapot a teapot is the empty space inside. Likewise this publication sets out to explore space – in this case the space surrounding a cup of tea. With a curious and playful eye, Journal du Thé investigates the palette of cultures and feelings contained within tea practices and their power to overcome borders. For us, tea is a symbol of togetherness.
Chapter 1 includes; Mio Kamiya, Zenzaburo Kojima, Terunobu Fujimori, Toshio Kojima, Susan Cianciolo, Mai Ueda, Takashi Homma, Jasper Morrison, Song Tea & Ceramics, Anaïs Kerhoas, EARTH.ROPE.POT.PLANT, Sigrid Volders, Audrey Fondecave, Nobuhiro Shimura and Matthias Kaiser.
With contributions by Tamsin Clark, Jatinder Singh Durhailay, Izumi Shiokawa, Yashima Ide, Miki Kadokura, Narelle Dore, Jonathan Nunn, Birgitta de Vos, Eléonore Grignon and Johanna Tagada.
Designed by The Simple Society and published by Poetic Pastel Press.
Format 21 x 28 cm
FSC certified paper
Edition of 500 copies
Soft cover / Glue biding
Printed in Germany, March 2018