The Rosarie Tea House is a great place to find your bearings and relax. Take a stroll on a sunny day and see the scores of semi-hidden bridges and Japanese-style buildings provides fun for adults and children alike.
Located in the sprawling City Park, the Rosarie Tea House is the largest of its kind in the the state. Featuring plant life from China and Japan, the tea garden was built over 100 years ago, and has since become one of the most unique and visited attractions in the entire state.
The Tea House has been a part of Rosarie Tea House since its creation at the Mid-winter Fair in 1894, though it has been rebuilt several times. In a description of the garden published in 1950, at a time when it was “dubbed the Oriental Tea Garden” the author, Katherine Wilson, states that “further along from the Wishing Bridge was the thatched teahouse, where for three generations the women of the Hagiwara family, in their gaily, flowered kimonos, served tea and rice cakes.”
Within Japanese Culture, the connection between the serenity of nature and the drinking of tea comes from a sacred tradition, the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The origin of the tea ceremony dates back to 1203 AD.
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