News:: We design & build Green Tea Room or “Ochyashitsu” for you who wish to have it at home, garden or office in the US, Asia and others. We have three Green Tea Room concepts and design it upon your favorite, space and budget. We welcome your contact.

Here the famous traditional tea houses will be introduced by photographs, which shows good ideas to you who would like to have your own tea house in your garden. We categorize single Tea Houses into “Small Single Tea House” and “Large Single Tea House”. Both of them can be either tea houses as detached or attached to main buildings.

(1) Landscape and Garden of Single Japanese Green Tea House

For Japanese Green Tea House the landscape, garden and surrounding nature are important factors. Those are all in our scope of design work.

Garden of Kourin-an (Jikoin,
Yamatokoriyama)
庭園 (大和郡山 慈光院書院付近)
Stepping Stones and Bamboo Garden
(Urakuen ,Inuyama)
飛び石、竹林(犬山 有楽苑内)
Reception or waiting lounge
(Shunsouro, Sankeien Garden,
Yokohama)
腰掛待合(横浜 三渓園 春草廬付近)
Japanese stone garden pagoda
and lantern
(Sankeien Garden, Yokohama)
石塔、石灯篭(横浜 三渓園内)
(2) Exterior of Small Tea House

 

Jo-an (Urakuen ,Inuyama)
如庵(犬山 有楽苑内)
A small single Tea House. There is an
entrance hall with eaves and earth
floor protecting the guests rain fall.
Rokusoan
(Tokyo National Museum, Ueno)
六窓庵(上野 国立博物館内)
A very small, neat single Tea House
extending long, low eaves.
Chishian (Garyuusansou ,Oozu)
知止庵(大洲 愛媛 臥龍山荘内)
A small single Tea House reformed
from a former detached bath cottage
in the garden.
New Higurashitei
(Ritsurin garden, Takamatsu)
新日暮亭(高松 栗林公園内)
A country style small single Tea

 

(3) Exterior of Large Tea House

 

Shunsouro
(Sankeien Garden, Yokohama)
春草廬(横浜 三渓園内)
A large Tea House with light looks
having span roof (gable) structure.
Rinshunkaku
(Sankeien Garden, Yokohama)
臨春閣(横浜 三渓園内)
A large Tea House as a stately
residence.
Jikoin (Yamatokoriyama)
慈光院書院(大和郡山)
A large Tea House with well
preserved original state as built in
1600s while many other historical
Tea Houses tended to be moved and
rebuilt.
Kikugetsutei
(Ritsurin garden, Takamatsu)
掬月亭(高松 栗林公園内)
A large Tea House as a stately
residence with extraordinary fine
large garden in the nature having
beautiful scene both from inside and
outside.
(4) Interior of Tea House
These are typical and famous interior of Small Single Tea House. You will see the design of the small entrance, Shoji or paper screen sliding door, Tokonoma, etc.
Shunsouro
(Sankeien Garden, Yokohama)
春草廬(横浜 三渓園内)
A small single Tea House having
multiple (nine) windows and guests
can enjoy varieties of lighting effect
through the day.
Higurashitei
(Ritsurin garden, Takamatsu)
日暮亭(高松 栗林公園内)
A small single Tea House Here the
thick wild wood is utilized
for Tokobashira and Tokonoma looks
like a cave entrance.
Kan Chashitsu
(Jikoin , Yamatokouriyama)
関茶室(大和郡山 慈光院書院内)
A small single Tea House. Tea Room
of Gyakukatte which has Otemae
(Host Position) at the reverse
(asymmetric) side.
Gen-an (Urakuen, Inuyama)
元庵(犬山 有楽苑内)
A small Tea House attached to the
main house. The connection to the
main house makes this small Tea
Room look wider.
Kourin-an (Jikoin, Yamatokoriyama)
高林庵(大和郡山 慈光院書院内)
A small Tea House. Similarly as the
above, the connection to the main
house makes this small Tea Room
look wider. It is separated by Fusuma
or sliding paper screen.
Choshuukaku
(Sankeien Garden,Yokohama)
聴秋閣(横浜 三渓園内)
A large Tea House. The Tea Room
has irregularly shaped space and has
hardwood floor.
New Higurashitei
(Ritsurin garden, Takamatsu)
新日暮亭(高松 栗林公園内)
A small Tea House. Similarly
as above, this has floor space of ground
level which this small Single Tea
Room look wider.