The Japanese Resthouse
The decorative building in the style of a japanese teahouse is not only an addition on the outside, at the same time it's a symbol of the friendship and partnership between the Spa town and the Taketa/Naoiri in the far end of Nippon.
The plans for the Japanese Resthouse started off with difficulties. Last summer a delegation from Bad Krozingen went to Japan, to get the needed know-how for the new resthouse. On site, plans were made and discussed. It was not easy, to take account of the building wishes of our friends in Japan. But none the less, the results amazed all people involved and visitors. An original Japanese Pagode house completely made out of wood, which was made in Japan and shipped to Germany. Cedarwood was mainly used to build the house, and after the shipping all the components found its place again. And you won't find coil nails because everything is hand made based on an old tradition.
More than four weeks Japanese employees in Bad Krozingen worked side by side with their colleagues from Tunseler Holzbauunternehmen Späth. Apparently the handworkers worked well together cause they managed to convince the guests at the official opening of the house. On Wednesday the 23th of April 2008, the German and Japanese colleagues celebrated the opening of the resthouse together. Even a Delegation from Japan came over to join the official opening. Manager Rubsamen and mayor Meroth from Bad Krozingen were pleased with the presence of Taketa Goji Maki, the mayor of Taketa.
Moveable and in summer opened doors are the connection to the Japanese garden, which is a reflection of the landscape around city partner Taketa.
The Japanese gardener Sato, who designed the garden in 1996 was also this time in Bad Krozingen to finish his work. Gartenbaufirma Fautz supported him with the work.