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The traditional bench of the Japanese garden
Being able to enjoy the aesthetics of the Japanese garden in a comfortable way is an essential part of the experience. A comprehensive garden shelter known as a Koshikake (腰掛) provides this in a uniquely authentic Japanese fashion. The seating area is completely covered on top and modestly covered on the sides, protecting it from harsh weather conditions.
The Koshikake, also known by the full term Koshikake Machiai (腰掛待合), is a key element of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony and can be found in every tea garden in some shape or form. Participants of the tea ceremony have to wait on the bench before being called into the tearoom. This way the mood is leisurely build. The Japanese term Koshikake Machiai refers to this ritual and loosely translates to the meeting bench.
Probably the most important principle of the Japanese garden is that it should have a certain natural essence. This also applies to the Koshikake to a certain degree. Although it is not natural in shape, it is primarily made of natural materials. In this case, the element of wood.
The Mukuzai Koshikake is designed an authentic rural Japanese style. The wooden pillar on the side, known as the Kibashira (木柱), is made of natural looking wood which gives the Koshikake a nice country style appearance. This pillar formed the inspiration for the name Mukuzai (無垢材), which is Japanese for natural wood.
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