After admiring the blooming plum trees at Yushima Tenman-gu shrine and a short 10 minutes’ walk, I arrive at the temple of the Japanese confectionery. The architect Kengo Kuma is the author of this beautiful building on the campus of the renowned University of Tokyo which houses the tea room opened there a little over a year ago. At this season, you have to enjoy waraki mochi, a dark jelly prepared from starch extracted from the roots of wild bracken plants. But for my part, I opted for a latte served in a traditional ceramic which looked quite antique judging by the golden mark on the bowl. It is not a decoration. In Japan, they traditionally glue back broken precious ceramics by using a mixture of glue which is mixed with gold dust. A moment of peaceful relaxation!