Of course you can use the picture, I have added a few others. It’s difficult to take pictures because of the confined space. But one can see the puristic, minimalistic design which pervades the whole house. You will also recognize the details, like the pebbles of the river Rhine outside which mirror the pebbles of the floor of the bath (and entrance) only with a smooth surface; or the windows without windowsills, so that the window reveals become the frame for the picture landscape.
The smell of the Hinoki bath is still overwhelming! If not in use I cover it with a light plastic foil and put a small bucket with some water inside to keep the smell. And when I lift it off it, I am at once somewhere else with my thoughts. It’s just great, the best decision ever. Even my visitors notice the smell as soon as entering the house.
Beside lots of bamboo, 3 japanese cherry trees I planted a Ginkgo. The leaves are down by now but some are captured in the Sumi-e I have attached
I wish you all the best for all your extensive and prudent efforts, especially in rescuing most valuable buildings. I have enormous respect for your engagements.
Anke – Germany
(other photos below)