The Garden Guide

Book: Landscape Gardening in Japan, 1912
Chapter: Chapter 12. Garden Composition

An unusual Tea Garden

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Figure 42,�already referred to on page 124,�illustrates another example of a somewhat unusual kind of Tea Garden. The background consists of numerous small hills with wild cherry-trees planted between them, over which a climbing pathway extends to the outer passage and gateway. To this foot-path is connected a row of stepping stones, branching on the one hand to the outer Lavatory and a low Lantern, and, on the other, to a structure serving both as a Resting Shed and Entrance Gateway to the inner Tea Garden. A meandering row of similar stones leads from this entrance to a thatched Tea Room and a Lavatory. The Ascending Stone, Sword-hanging Stone, Sword-rack, Label Stone, and other familiar features of an orthodox Tea Garden, may be recognised in the illustration.