Between the mountain mist and the sea of clouds is a small paradise, lovely named Ikken.

Put the world on hold as you leave the urban flurry and fuss behind.

Culture Crafts Aesthetics

 

Culture Crafts Aesthetics

Put the world on hold as you leave the urban flurry and fuss behind.

Between the mountain mist and the sea of clouds is a small paradise, lovely named Ikken.

“Ikken, Where Ancient Art Meets Life Aesthetics in Jingtong” Private Art Gallery used to be Taiyang Mining Industry Guesthouse in Pingxi. Built in 1939 (the 14th year of Showa era), the Guesthouse was designated as a municipal historic site in 2003.

The architecture in the complex is a large, academy-inspired building, a rarity in Taiwan. It’s erected gracefully as a standalone building in a lush, forested space sized at over 600 pings, bearing witness to the glorious past of the black gold era.

“Ikken, Where Ancient Art Meets Life Aesthetics in Jingtong” Private Art Gallery used to be Taiyang Mining Industry Guesthouse in Pingxi. Built in 1939 (the 14th year of Showa era), the Guesthouse was designated as a municipal historic site in 2003.
The architecture in the complex is a large, academy-inspired building, a rarity in Taiwan. It’s erected gracefully as a standalone building in a lush, forested space sized at over 600 pings, bearing witness to the glorious past of the black gold era.

Public Tour

A breathtaking, quiet space for one-of-a-kind cultural immersion experience that encompasses history, culture, crafts, aesthetic and bioscape nestled in the depth of the mountains. Come and explore the history of the olden days, and take in the quiet beauty of the antiquated Japanese wood building: every step along the way, there’re little gems to be discovered. The tour celebrates beautifully-restored ancient artifacts and the discourse of the modern, promising the guests an experience as unique, memorable and sublime as a custom diamond jewelry piece – masterpieces of history, poetry of time.

Public Tour

A breathtaking, quiet space for one-of-a-kind cultural immersion experience that encompasses history, culture, crafts, aesthetic and bioscape nestled in the depth of the mountains. Come and explore the history of the olden days, and take in the quiet beauty of the antiquated Japanese wood building: every step along the way, there’re little gems to be discovered. The tour celebrates beautifully-restored ancient artifacts and the discourse of the modern, promising the guests an experience as unique, memorable and sublime as a custom diamond jewelry piece – masterpieces of history, poetry of time.

Ikken Teahouse

Clouds on a sunny day as soft and white as plumes,
autumn moon dazzles brightly that the ocean holds up a mirror;
sip by sip, the tea uplifts the spirit to the height of the clouds and autumn moon.
A cup of tea to cleanse the heart, a trayed dessert to sweeten it so.
A heart renewed with the seasons, blissed with delights; a chance encounter brings joy to last a lifetime.

Ikken Teahouse

Clouds on a sunny day as soft and white as plumes,
autumn moon dazzles brightly that the ocean holds up a mirror;
sip by sip, the tea uplifts the spirit to the height of the clouds and autumn moon.
A cup of tea to cleanse the heart, a trayed dessert to sweeten it so.
A heart renewed with the seasons, blissed with delights; a chance encounter brings joy to last a lifetime.

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Dragon delights, good fortune arrives, the national treasure wishes you a Happy New Year

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What’s New

Dragon delights, good fortune arrives, the national treasure wishes you a Happy New Year

An ancient manor is nestled in a classically elegant Japanese courtyard. It has been what Jingtong is known for since the 14th year of Showa, but it remains a mystery still, with few visitors…
2023台北文華藝術博覽會_一見菁桐

Craftsmanship Celebrated – An Exhibition of Antique Silver Kettles

The first large-scale antique art exposition ever held in Taiwan kicked off in the exhibition room on the third floor of Mandarin Oriental Taipei. More than 20 of the country’s most prominent antiquaries gathered in one place as they put their treasured collections on display...

Ikken House Collections

Ancient square cast iron tea kettle with embossed details of an auspicious beast

A hexagon four seasons incense burner with auspicious beasts in relief

An antique red earth gourd-shaped teapot with rhombus petal details

A Chai-kiln tapering neck vessel with transmutated patterns

Pure silver hammer ink holder

Silver tea set inspired by "Mountainscape Magnificent"

Cast iron plum flower tea server

Ancient square cast iron tea kettle with
embossed details of an auspicious beast

A hexagon four seasons incense
burner with auspicious beasts in relief

An antique red earth gourd-shaped teapot
with rhombus petal details

A Chai-kiln tapering neck vessel
with transmutated patterns

Pure silver hammer ink holder

Silver tea set inspired
by "Mountainscape Magnificent"

Cast iron plum flower tea server