Japanese garden tea rooms:
- Tokyo: Shinjuku Gyoen
- Kanazawa City: Kenroku-en
- Matsumoto City: Ikegami Hyakuchikutei
- Uji, Kyoto: Marukyu Koyamen Tea Company
I am always ready to observe the peace, calm and solitude found in these kinds of tea rooms. I found they were conveniently quiet, almost empty of people.
There is no choice. There is green tea. In another matcha. I'm always happy to take what there is.
Something about Wabi Sabi (with thanks Leonard Koren)
Tea house "wabi-sabi" in Kenroku-en gardens
With woman who served tea
Kanazawa: Kenroku-en tea house
Ikegami Hyakuchikutei: Tea Garden in Matsumoto
Clean, maintained but worn gardens at Matsumoto
Uji Tea Factory tea rooms
Happy tea drinking!