Tea garden attached to the Japan House was designed by James Bier, Bier, a retired UI geography department cartographer, who 1999 and 2000 designing and building the tea garden located on the west side of Japan House. He and his wife, Lori, also provided the funding for the garden. Bier has pretty much finished the tea garden but has plans for a dry karesansui garden to the east of the House and a stroll garden around a nearby pond.
Not yet having become a Buddha,
This ancient pine-tree,