The tea room is used for chaji (tea gatherings), so it could be described as a chanoyu utensil. Just looking at any chanoyu utensil gives us the feeling of chanoyu. It should be the same with a tea room.
For the host, if he is a recluse, putting on worldly airs or appearances no longer matters. The tea room also does not have a proud or stern appearance. The roof is not a soaring one, but is made as low as possible and has a light form. The path to the tea room is a line of small stepping stones (sashiishi), the kind of path where waraji (straw sandals) are worn. The idea is to give a feeling of simplicity, not splendour.
The eaves are low and the ceiling is low, but because this is a place for entertaining, the guests should not feel uncomfortable. For example, by covering the corner pillars with clay plastered over them to give a rounded effect, and by raising part of the ceiling and making a space behind it, the guests can be made to forget the smallness of the room. For a chaji lasting futatoki (four hours) it is necessary to create a space that is comfortable enough for the guests.

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