Antique house, classic style.

Antique house, classic style.

The Old Residency of Wong Shan-Ying, 1991

The Old Residency of Wong Shan-Ying, 1991

Boiling water through a traditional method, with  charcoal.

Boiling water through a traditional method, with charcoal.

Jioufen Teahouse Tea|Pottery Works

Jioufen in the 1990s was silent due to the end of
gold mining. The opening of "Jioufen Teahouse"
at the 100-year old house awaked the sleeping
historical mountain city.

Jioufen, the old golden mountain city, again attracts the attention of the world due to the appearance of its first tea house which not only introduced the tea house culture to Jioufen but the recreational activity of "having a cup of tea in Jioufen." Led by "Competition," tea house owners have tried their best to build unique shops and in this small mining settlement, Jioufen, there are more than two dozens of special tea houses.

 

Tea Pot, the feature of
the tea house

 

A Corner of the Tea House, the Lamp

The Old Residency of Wong Shan-Ying

But the pioneer of tea house operation, the owner of Jioufen Teahouse, Hung Chi-Sheng from the perspective of preservation rebuilt the "Old Residency of Wong Shan-Ying," which witnessed the hundreds years of the history of Jioufen into the cultural art space. In addition to the formal registration as the 6th historical building of New Taipei City, the managerial concept based on "Tea, Pottery, and Painting" was awarded as the model of 2005 Creative Life Industries by Ministry of Economic Affairs. Visitors shall not miss this must visit site when they are in Jioufen.

Portrait of Teahouse

 

Collection of the Tea House, Old Clock

 

Collection of the Tea House, Wooden Lion Lamp Base

 

Honeysuckle Flower White Pummelo Pot

 

A Corner of the Tea House

Background Story

What can be seen of Jioufen
through eyes and mind

In 1979, Hung Chi-Sheng followed his painting teacher to first arrive at Jioufen to paint. On the way with the painting teacher to the mountain for painting, He arrived at Jioufen after the bumping traffic and saw the beauty in the dark. He felt in love with it at the first sight. There were many beautiful houses, but where were people?? He did not know here is the hometown of gold mining.

After making a living to support himself in the nine-year period, Hung returned to Jioufen. Jioufen was quieter and more silence filled In the city. It was like a beautiful mountain city in the air. After the sun set and the street lamps were on, Jioufen became more beautiful. Hung decided to settle down

 

Hung Chi-Sheng at Jioufen Teahouse in 1991

 

Interior Renovation of the Tea House

Jioufen's First
Hundred-Year Historical
Building Tea House

Jioufen, the old golden mountain city, again attracts the attention of the world due to the appearance of its first tea house which not only introduced the tea house culture to Jioufen but the recreational activity of "having a cup of tea in Jioufen." Led by "Competition," tea house owners have tried their best to build unique shops and in this small mining settlement, Jioufen, there are more than two dozens of special tea houses.

The History Composed
of Accidental Results
Culture the Combination
of Collective Life

In 1979, he came to Jioufen with his painting teacher for painting. By the chance, another old house at the end of Jioufen was also owned by him, a young painter. The old house is now registered as a historical building by Cultural Affairs Bureau. The building time is now unknown but it was regarded as the oldest building in Jioufen, the leader of Jioufen, the residency of Wong Shan-ying. Later it was rebuilt as Shuichixian Clinic. Now it is Jioufen Teahouse. The history is composed of a series of accidental results. It is the ongoing process.

 

Overlook of Keelung Mountain from the Roof of the Tea House

 

Renovation of the Tea House

 

Overlook of Keelung Harbor

Managerial Concept based on the Axis
of "Tea, Pottery, and Painting"

But the pioneer of tea house operation, the owner of Jioufen Teahouse, Hung Chi-Sheng from the perspective of preservation rebuilt the "Old Residency of Wong Shan-Ying," which witnessed the hundreds years of the history of Jioufen into the cultural art space. In addition to the formal registration as the 6th historical building of New Taipei City, the managerial concept based on "Tea, Pottery, and Painting" was awarded as the model of 2005 Creative Life Industries by Ministry of Economic Affairs. Visitors shall not miss this must visit site when they are in Jioufen.

Tea House Space Chuanwu Alley|Street House|Black Paper House

 

Jioufen Teahouse faced the double jointly connected street houses on the historical street is a two-floor stone western building leading to Shuchi Rd. Visitors followed the crowds arrive #142 and at first, they will see plantation under the glass roof and the interpretation sign of "The Old Residency of Wong Shan-Ying." Then the cypress wooden window lattice with historical trace attracts them. The indoor lighting with the natural light from the roof window as well as the water steam of tea pots portrait the scene of the paradise on the earth. This bowling water pots told visitors they belong to the first tea house of Jioufen, leading the first-time visitors to the tunnel of ancient time.

 

It is difficult to know the layout of "Shuichixian Clinic" from the opened partition of the spacious shop. The old mining cart on the left witnessed the golden time of this mountain city.

 

The old hall and room structure as well as the mineral
powder painting preserve the old layout.

 

The unique stone washed exterior wall of this historical house, the popular decoration used after the World War II, presents the simple and beautiful with good protective sand structure.

 

When visitors come to the entrance of wooden stairs to the western building, they will see the circulating water from stone miller under the natural light. The swimming carps are with money plants in the water. Follow the wooden stairs to arrive Floor 1, visitors will have the chance to see the 80 cm long "white dragon" in the 40 cm water pond.

 

The efforts of the owner of Jioufen Teahouse help to ensure the safety of pillar structure with steel frames. Oil painting background softens the cold feeling of steel,

 

"One Family" pottery studio punctuates the aesthetics effect of this tea house at the basement space of the tea house.

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