Cherry Blossom Tea House Treehouse

teahouse tetsu in japan

I love cherry blossoms.  Their soft pastel colors gently floating about the contrasting pitch branches.

They’re beautiful.  They’re calming.

And they’re the perfect accompaniment to a tea house garden.

These particular cherry blossom trees, however, surround a particularly curious tea house.  The Teahouse Tetsu in Hokuto, Japan doesn’t simply rest amongst the trees.

It rises above them.

Set atop a thick cypress trunk, this tea house is capable of swaying during high winds, due to the trunk’s support as it stretches up within the interior of the house.

This tea-in-the-sky spectacular was designed by Terunobu Fujimori for the Kiyharu Shirakaba Museum.

It’s been featured on a variety of websites, like Architectural Digest, but it’s also featured in the book Tree Houses:  Fairy Tale Castles in the Air.


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