Y3 – Day 91 – Japanese Tea House

In the Japanese garden at Huntington, at the very top of a berm, is a replica of an authentic teahouse with opened walls for viewing the sparse rooms. DSC00284 DSC00285Above is a zoomed view of the bridge from the teahouse.

DSC00286A place setting and space all set up for a tea ceremony.

DSC00287 DSC00290This is the full view of the walkway as you exit the teahouse. Just looking at these simple horizontal and vertical lines, the draping of the willow and the smooth curvature brought out by the bridge and the shaping of the bushes, is enough to make any one rest in contentment. Every flower, stone, path, plant, and structure is placed in the exact position for it to be pleasing to the eye from wherever the observer is. Each is designed to have a form that harmonizes with the rest. It is a well thought out, controlled yet fluid garden.

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