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The Black Tea House on Sand

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The pale bamboo interior of the Black Tea House welcomes light bounced up by white sand onto the placid simplicity of its viewing platform.

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Dark strips of wood filter the play of sunlight onto its platform.

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The blackened-larch wood strips is the source of the name; the Black Tea House.

Sliding doors on three sides make it possible to contemplate differing views into the surrounding gardens.

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From this angle, the small and concise structure of the tea house is made clear.

The green roof will eventually grow native grasses like these surrounding it.

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The curved sliding door on the left would appear to be made of a flexible material such as rice paper with wood ends, so that it is able to slide around the curved wall, an intriguing and interesting idea.

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A tent of ropes creates a view up the chimney, where the teapot is suspended.

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As the ropes come down, they are held in place by a woven effect in the sisal ropes, that makes this portion of the tea house seem to reference a yurt.

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A temporary building material is used (the fiber rope) to form a roof, conjoined to an earthen wall, connecting this tea house near sand to a perhaps more ancient tradition of stopping for tea in a desert encampment on a journey.

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A more traditionally Japanese focus on the simplest elements is evidenced in these bamboo vases for dried flowers built right into the wall.

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