tachû = a garden or building that is a hybrid of many styles
taju-roji = a tea garden with multiple roji
takeho-gaki = a fence constructed from bamboo branches
taki = waterfall
tani = valley
tanzan = foothills
tenkei-butsu = garden ornaments; lanterns, bridges, wash basins
teppô-gaki = literally “rifle fence”; bamboo fence in which unsplit bamboo is tied to a wooden frame in vertical ranks
tobi-ishi = stepping stones; often arranged in groups of five or seven and spaced to subtly influence the pace of one's physical steps through the space
tôboku = a fallen or blown over tree
tome = the stillness of a water surface, raked sand, flat rocks, etc
tome-ishi = stone tied with black rope which serve as signs that block a path
toro (niwa doro) = stone lantern
tsubo-niwa = tiny, enclosed garden found in townhouses from the Edo era; a tsubo is an old unit of measurement approximately equal to 3 square meters
tsuiji-bei = a rammed-earth wall
tsuki-yama = an artificial mountain; created with soil and/or rocks
tsukubai = literally “place where one has to bend down; stone basin and assembly of yakuishi stones and plants at which visitors to a tea garden wash themselves physically and ritually. The basin alongside is known as a chozubachi
tsukubai-bishaku = the wooden or bamboo ladle which lies across the chozubachi
tsuridono = the fishing pavilion attached to Heian shinden residences and gardens
tsuro = garden paths
tsutai-ochi = literally “water dropping on stones”; stones in a complex arrangement to slow down a waterfall. An early example was at Kanjizaio-in in Hiraizumi

uchi-roji = the inner garden in a tea garden; usually darker and more confined that the soto roji
ueki-ya = professional gardeners from late medieval to early Edo eras
umi = sea
umibe = seaside or shore
ura = inlet or bay
wabi = a subdued taste for simple and quiet associated with the Momoyama tea culture yakuishi = stones placed strategically with the chozubachi in a tsukubai to facilitate use of the stone basin
yama = mountain
yama-ishi = mountain rock
yarimizu = gently, murmuring stream, usually flowing from east to southwest; it is an extremely old garden form and usually appears a very winding, narrow stream
yatsuhashi = zig-zag plank walkways constructed across portions of a pond; they often serve as transitions between spaces
yosejiki = paving stone layout using two or more distinct types of stones
yotsume-gaki = literally “four-eyed fence”; a lattice fence
yukitsuri = straw ropes and blankets draped over trees for protection during the winter months
yu-niwa = purified space in which prayers are sent and divine messages received

zensai = an entrance garden zôki = miscellaneous trees and plantings associated with tea gardens

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