Kurimoto Japanese Garden

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These lazy spring days 
continue but how far away 
those times called Long Ago!

                  ~ Buson (1716–1783)

The Kurimoto Garden is a Tea Garden and conducts formal tea ceremonies. During the 16th and 17th century, a new way of spiritual accomplishment, the way of Tea, gave birth to the tea garden. The Way of Tea was created and supported by tea masters and lay adepts of Zen who came from a new wealthy class of urban merchants. Sen no Rikyu originally conceived and designed the tea ceremony, tea house and tea garden with the intention to infuse the simplest human activities such as walking, sitting, washing one's hands or boiling water, with consciousness: everything that is done with consciousness has an air of elegance and grace.

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