Japanese Tea Ceremony

The Japanese Garden inside Como Park is tiny but elegant, made of lovely stones, rocks, bridges, towers and of course water flowing through them.  The tranquil place would calm down any turbulence in people’s minds, and purify their souls.

It was a little cloudy while we were there.  Since the photos are not full of sunshine or sunlight, I decided to add some fog floating above water.  I just wanted to make photos interesting.

The most attractive part inside the garden is a Japanese tea house for the purpose of tea ceremony.  On the back of the house there was a bamboo pipe serving as a water path for tea.  On the front yard there were steps leading to the front door.  There was not ceremony that day, so the front door was closed with a rock tightened by rope placed at the bottom of the steps.

A garden staff explained that the rock is the sign of “no ceremony”.  I searched through internet but couldn’t find its name.  Any ideas?

I will travel to Japan in this coming fall, I hope I can experience tea ceremony there.  Before I leave, I would better learn some knowledge on this topic (Japanese Tea Ceremony).

7 thoughts on “Japanese Tea Ceremony

  1. For your interest, that’s a feature commonly found in Japanese gardens, they call 関守石(關守石 in Chinese characters) which means “no entry” beyond that point. 😊


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