Beautiful, interesting pictures are good to look at. Teahouse Tetsu whose authorship is ascribed to both Terunobu Fujimori and Nobumichi Ochima is a high in the art of cherry-blossom gazing. It looks like a fairy-tale house perched in the air, but it is for real...
From it, you can look at the blossoms foaming on the cherry branches as if they were floating pink clouds.
“A building should not resemble anyone else's buildings, past or present, or any style that has developed since the Bronze Age,” Fujimori explains of his fairytale structures.
The architect only uses natural materials to give concrete shape to his dreams.
Imagine sipping cherry tea in that one-legged tree-house while drinking in the blossoms, visually speaking, at the windows.
And with the popularity of cherry-blossom perfumes nowadays, this architecture can only serve as inspiration for a deeper appreciation of sakura scents.
From Tree Houses. Fairy-Tale Castles in the Air by Philip Jodidio, 352 pages, Taschen.
Photo © Akihisa Masuda