Shop

Uchi-Roji by Matthew Tauzer

Posters

Small (23.2" x 15.5")

$15.12
Available to buy on…


Uchi-Roji: inner-garden path

Taken at Portland Japanese Gardens, Portland Oregon.

“The tea garden consists of a pathway (roji) that leads to Kashintei (Flower-Heart Tea House), connects inner and outer gardens, separated by a simple bamboo gate. The outer garden path (soto-roji) leads guests to the machiai (waiting place), until the host greets them and invites them to enter the inner garden path (uchi-roji). Here guests pause at the tsukubai (arrangement of stones around a water basin) to rinse their hands and mouth, symbolically removing the dust of the real world behind. The path through the gardens represents a journey that is so important to the creation of the proper state of mind for the tea ceremony that the word roji has become synonymous with tea gardens themselves.”— www.japanesegarden.com (Portland Japanese Gardens)

Tags

landscape, green, nature, peace, garden, japanese, gate, peaceful, path, natural, zen, canon, pathway, portland, oregon

Comments

  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsover 4 years ago

    Lovely, so tranquil looking – my kinda place !!

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Garden somewhere….."
    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.
    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Firealmost 4 years ago


    You are invited to start submitting the artwork to freshly re-opened Group
    deviants redbubblers

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait