Green Tea and Zen Baka (5–28 Aug)

Green Tea and Zen Baka


Green Tea and Zen Baka

David WW Johnstone

5 - 28 Aug | 10.15
30 mins | 12+
Free (ticketed)


Start your day with mindfulness. A refreshing cup of green tea in the garden and a mesmerising zen-inspired performance by minimal artist David Johnstone. This visual haiku draws on ideas from Japanese Butoh, zen sages, and John Cage, with a gentle hint of mime and humour. A quietly understated insight into the daydreaming mind of a zen fool (‘baka’).

Performed in all weathers as a collaboration between artist and the natural environment. 

Surprisingly touching … blissfully calm Scotsman

Movement beautifully blends with meditation in this memorably tranquil work… quietly satisfying Stage

a delightful, pleasing contrast to the frenzy of the Fringe Skinny


Creative Scotland
Supported by Edinburgh
Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council
Hula Juice Cafe