Special Collaboration between Pierre Hermé and Kohei Nawa of SANDWICH

Baked confectionary assortment with 2 Cakes Thé Verts et Yuzu and 2 Financiers Nature

This assortment by Pierre Hermé comes in a beautiful keepsake box with silver-embossed patterns designed by artist Kohei Nawa of SANDWICH. The original assortment includes Cakes Thé Vert et Yuzu (pound cake with matcha green tea and yuzu citron) and Financier Nature, which was selected as its form resembles KOHTEI. This is an original and unique collaboration for the museum by Pierre Hermé, the leading patisserie in the world, and Kohei Nawa of SANDWICH.

Special Collaboration between Kamisoe and Kohei Nawa of SANDWICH

Karakami crafted paper, greeting card, and tiny pochibukuro envelopes

These paper goods, made of traditional karakami crafted paper, with embossed patterns hand printed using woodblocks, are produced through a collaboration between Kamisoe, a renowned karakami studio in Kyoto’s Nishijin district, and Kohei Nawa of SANDWICH. The motifs are inspired by KOHTEI’s features: the kokerabuki roofs with wafer-thin shingles, the waves and subtle light, and the rock garden around the pavilion.

Original KOHTEI kaishi paper

Kaishi is a traditional mini-napkin used when eating Japanese sweets at a tea ceremony. The logo design was inspired by the pavilion’s ship-like shape, the light glittering on waves in the pavilion, and the temple’s garden paths. If you look closely, you will find the word “ZEN” in white floating in this witty logo, designed by UMA/design farm.