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Japanese Tea House

Front double door entrance to Japanese Tea House. Photo displays a wood front porch with a reclaimed sandstone in the middle. The building is constructed with 8 different kinds of wood. The Japanese-style roof is constructed from copper and contains 4 skylight windows.

Photo Credits: Dan Drobnick
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kathrynlou wrote:
What is the evergreen to the left if the structure? - Lovely branching
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Miriam's River House Designs, LLC
Hi Kathryn, thanks for your interest. I love horticultureal questions. If you are talking about the tall tree on the left side of the picture, it is a Con Color Fir. It is one of my all time favorite trees. The beauty of it is, besides being lovely, that it has no problems that I have encountered. We have a number of them all around the property and the interesting thing is that no two are alike. Some are fat and deep green, others thin and sparce (still beautiful) and some extremely blue while others are various shades of green, grey and olive. The needles are soft and fragrant. In design they add great texture and form. I hope that you will make space for some at your home.
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I love this thin, sparce one. Thank you for sharing this information.
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sadurant wrote:
And the evergreen on the right front of the picture? Love its form
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Karen Peterson added this to Mysticism and Meaning Meet in an Ohio Artist’s Gardens
“When you step into a roji garden, you are stepping into another dimension,” says Drobnick of the roji’s role in the greater tea garden experience.It’s an appropriate starting point for what is at the conceptual heart of this particular installation: the idea of infinity. Eight varieties of wood were used to craft the teahouse. Whether lying on its side or upright, the numeral 8 is the symbol for infinity, so designated by many numerologists for the continuous movement one makes when drawing it.The teahouse sits 13 inches off the ground, also in reference to numerology and specifically to the number 4 — numerology reduces all numbers to a single digit (1 + 3 = 4) — which speaks to consciousness raised to “a state of beauty,” says Drobnick.
Becky Harris added this to 11 Nominees for the ‘She Shed’ Hall of Fame
This beautiful Japanese teahouse and its roji garden are part of a larger 3-acre experiential and mystical landscape in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Designed by Nancy Drobnick, the design incorporates mystical references, such as to numerology, the Kabbalah and the idea of infinity.

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I may not be able to afford it but maybe can build something similar with the leftover windows from the house
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