Chanoyu Japanese Tea House

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Uploaded 12th Apr 2007 at 4:42 AM · Updated 24th Oct 2009 at 1:19 AM by musiquefille : addition

**UPDATE: I have created another version of this lot for Bon Voyage. It is quite different. Check it out! **

Chanoyu means "hot water for tea" in Japanese. The art of the tea ceremony is a Zen buddhist practice that is thought by many to bring together the all cultural aspects that are seen as distinctly Japanese. These aspects include the art of tea, the architecture of the tea house, the art of calligraphy, ikebana the art of flower arranging, and meditation to name a few. Traditionally, a zen buddhist tea house mixes elements of the old and the new in order to stress the unpredictability and temporality of life. Windows and walls are asymmetrical and do not line up in ways usually seen as "perfect" in architecture. This is to keep the eye from knowing exactly what will happen next.

While this tea house is not exactly traditional, I have tried to keep as many of the traditions I could in a Sims context. There are some subtle Shinto aspects as well. The main house is the tea house and the smaller house is the caretaker or priest's quarters. There is an empty area which, in my personal game, I use for a small orchard. This is left empty so that you can choose what to place there.


Interior of Host's quarters:


Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: 48,148

Ceilings Not Included They can be found here.

Custom Content Included:
- red mossy japanese roof by Mia86
- made by NofrenaWood for Sims2www.wood4sims2.de  by NofrenaWoof for Sims 2
- Marina's Simshttp://www.marinasims.net  by Marina's Sims
- Ikono Dining Table by Crockery Hall by LS ShakelySet
- Tatami Mats (horiz) by suigetu
- Tatami Mats (vert) by suigetu
- Pink Sakura Blossom Tree by sakura_chan
- Hibachi Stove by Sim People and Me
- Japanese modern Bookshelf by Sim People and Me
- Kagamimochi by Sim People and Me
- kakejiku painting by Sim People and Me
- Shimekazari by Sim People and Me
- small upper wall by Sim People and Me
- Vase by Sim People and Me
- Tatami single bed by Sim People and Me
- Japanese tea set by Sim People and Me
- Tokonoma by Sim People and Me
- Syouji Window by Sim People and Me
- wooden pillar (deco) by Sim People and Me
- Zabuton cushion by Sim People and Me
- Recolor of Zabuton by Sim People and Me
- White Sakura Blossom Tree by sakura_chan
- Sims Islands http://sims-islands.but.jp/ by Hanako_mijutaro_Floor4_Tatami_3_Length  by mijutaro
- Sims Islands http://sims-islands.but.jp/ by Hanako_mijutaro_Floor4_Tatami_3_Width  by mijutaro
- Sewage Brothers Resteze Toilet by Taroo
- "Garden Fresh" Pedestal Sink by Taroo
- UK1967_Medival_Stool_1 by UK1967
- Revel in the understated elegance of these antique Japanese cherry wood panels.  by Sim People and Me
- Revel in the understated elegance of these antique Japanese cherry wood panels.  by Sim People and Me
- 1910 Wall Phone by -Maylin-
- 1910 Wall Phone Recolor by -Maylin-
- 1910 Wall Phone Recolor by -Maylin-
- slot_accessoryphonewallhandset_ring_fx by -Maylin-

Additional Credits:
I would like to thank Sim People and Me for the amazing creations on http://suigetu.eco.to/.
I would also like to thank Mijutaro for his fabulous kimono's which inspired much of my Japanese neighborhood.
Thank you to everyone who helped me make this in one way or another!

Terms of Use:
Have fun. Post stories here of interesting things that go on in your tea house if you so wish. I'd love to know. If you use this lot for a movie or anything else interesting, credit is not necessary but appreciated. Link here so that people can see where you got the lot from. If you like this lot, let me know. If not, let me know why.

Number of bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished

Tags: #japanese, #tea, #traditional, #asian