Hakuroji


t02200293_0480064012812202679     Japanese tearoom garden is referred to as a “Roji”, which is a path to the tearoom to reveal our true selves. In Teaism, Japanese consider a garden scenery covered with white dew as a kind of equality because dew drops everywhere whether it is a tall tree or a law stone. According to Rikkyu,

The true self that is free from attachment and anxiety, dualistic notions of subject and object, has thrown out everything. ―Nanporoku

Due to the equality of roji, guests can throw out everything. So I should like you to remember that in the case of walking in Roji, you should regard minimalism as important. The more you clean out past accumulation, the more you harmonize with the truth. Walking in Roji means the pursuit of truth and a subtractive aesthetic simultaneously.