Japanese Tea Garden Designs
The conventional Japanese tea garden designs are a picturesque landscape that has been formed into a tranquil and peaceful place where people can relax while enjoying nature. Japanese tea garden designs consists of two gardens, one that includes a waiting area where the guests will be called into the more formal, intimate, yet rustic structured inner garden. The outer design of the tea garden usually includes stepping stones leading to a cleansing area. The outer garden will provide an atmosphere of preparation, which includes the stepping stones, a lantern, and cleansing area in a very simplistic setting all designed to prepare for the tea ceremony inside. The inner tea garden is designed very simplistic and in a rustic, hut style structure. The atmosphere will be friendly and intimate. Here is where the tea ceremony is held. All is symbolic of the Buddhism belief of meditation and appreciation of the simplistic life cycle. The Japanese tea garden represents the virtues of Restraint, Politeness, Sensibility, and Modesty.