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This photo is from the Japanese Garden at the Washington Arboretum, taken on July 11, 2007. It's of the teahouse in the Roji of which their brochure says:

"The Tea Garden 'Roji,' meaning dew covered ground, is a tranquil retreat of moss and vegetation inspired by a mountain landscape. It is separated from the rest of the Garden by a hedge of boxwood, cedar and osmanthus. The roji is divided by a bamboo fence into two distinct parts: the outer section features the waiting arbor for guests attending a full-length tea gathering, and the inner section contains the stone basin where guests pause to purify hands and mouth before entering the teahouse. Shoseian, the "Arbor of the Murmuring Pines," features post and lintel construction composed mainly of cryptomeria and Western red cedar framing plastered walls. The copper-shingled roof shelters a six-tatami mat tearoom, a one-mat preparation room, a two-mat anteroom and a stone-floored entry."

The Japanese Garden hosts tea events such as tea demonstrations, gatherings, workshops, tours and special events. The Seattle branch of the Urasenke Foundation hosts the demonstrations.

Seattle Japanese Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum
1075 Lake Washington Boulevard East
North of East Madison Street
Learn more about the garden online >>

vkm — Last modified Jun 02 2011 10:14 p.m.

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