Japanese Green Tea Shops
The Japanese Garden Entrance
The Japanese Tea Ceremony Umbrella visible also from the "Tea Ceremony Room".
A "Kakutaikou"Japanese Lantern near the Entrance of the Japanese Garden. "Kautaikou" is a kind of nickname for Hideyoshi Toyotomi, a Shogun made famous for his creation of a "Chashitsuan" (Tea Room) in the Nagoya Castle in Saga, Japan.
A "Jusanjuu Soutou" or "Thirteen Layered Tower" set amoung the trees and shrubbery.
A "Tea House" called a "Chashitsuan" is a place to stop and relax and enjoy a cup of tea while taking a stroll.
Some guests enter the "Chashitsuan".
Fresh air and plenty of open space. A stone table and seats provide a shady place to cool off and take a rest.
Many Japanese Lanterns line the walkways.
A "Kasugagata" Japanese Lantern.
A wide variety of trees and plants along the path.
This is a "Shizengata" meaning "Natural Style" Japanese lantern in which a candle would be placed.
This is a type of Japanese Lantern called a "Hachiakari". "Hachi" means "Bowl", and "Akari" meaning "light". The bowl image is probably from the old fashioned style bowl that was used when boiling rice.
A similar lantern shaded by a tree.
Large stones are often placed in the Japanese Style Gardens after careful consideration of color, texture and size. Properly arranged stones can project a desired atmosphere such as that of a wind swept plain, a high mountain cliff or rapidly flowing river.
More decorative stones ornamented with plants.
A full view of the "Jusanjuu Soutou".
Yet another large stone placed in the garden.
A beautiful "Shizengata" Japanese Lantern surrounded by neatly groomed trees and bushes where the path returns to the garden entrance.