Japanese Architecture


Japanese Architecture

The teahouse at Kaieteur is a 7 tatami mat room divided into a smaller area specifically for the tea ceremony. Constructed from concrete and wood harvested from the forest surrounding the waterfall, the teahouse cantilevers off the side of the cliff into the canyon of the great falls which is a single drop and goes for 741 feet.

It is sited in a secluded location, which forces one to either drive for three days or charter a small plane to the airstrip at the falls. This allows the tea goer to detach themselves from the hustle and bustle of the city, disconnect from technology as there is no service, and leave the worries of their daily lives behind as they make their way to the site. Having arrived, the tea goer hikes to the cliff edge, crosses the roof and descends the stairs to the teahouse platform experiencing the breathtaking views of the falls and the forested canyon as they wait for the tea ceremony to commence.