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Prince Hachijō Toshihito, the founder of the Katsura Imperial Villa, was born on 13 February 1579. Within the garden, there were originally five teahouses. Although currently there are only four standing, the pavilions were implemented for practicing the Japanese art of the tea ceremony. The small structures were built to incorporate qualities that are at the essence of the tea ritual, such as harmony, silence, and reverence. Additionally, the tea rituals tried to incorporate the spir...