Just a few miles away from Midland, we were able to experience an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony. The tea house was constructed in 1985 and is used for a variety of functions.
We were served green tea and Japanese sweets in the traditional manner. The tea house has 8 reed mats and was constructed from Japanese architectural designs and with transplanted construction workers for the project. There were no nails used on this building. The wood is natural and not treated with paint or stains.
The gardens surrounding the tea house are decorated with some elements traditionally found in Japanese gardens including a red bridge near the Saginaw River. The area is peaceful and compliments the tea house. This experience was both relaxing and intersting.