Tea Room image 2 (detail)

Dublin Core

Title

Tea Room image 2 (detail)

Subject

Arts-Architecture

Description

The tearoom is a masterpiece of traditional Japanese architectural design and artisanship. It incorporates both formal shoin-style elements, based on the design of a study or library in a Buddhist temple, as well as the sukiya elements of a humble cottage. The circular window of the tearoom is not designed for looking outward. It is kept shut so that guests focus inward and ultimately reflect on their own state of mind. Zen scrolls often depict the mind with a circle written in one brush stroke. The subdued light in a tearoom lends itself to contemplation.

Creator

Seiji Suzuki

Contributor

Watson Pavillion, Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

Format

image/jpeg

Type

still image

Identifier

soclaa002336

Coverage

United States
Modern

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

600 w x 900 h, 300 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/bef38612f90549728617240529218711.jpg

Citation

Seiji Suzuki, “Tea Room image 2 (detail),” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/2933.