With more and more visitors stopping by SasuIchi, we are pleased to announce there will soon be a place to pause for a tea or coffee and admire the garden on weekends and holidays. Firefly Teahouse ("Chaya Hotaru") was been inspired by SasuIchi's former teahouse next to the fishpond. The new design mixes traditional and modern Japanese elements including a number of antique and "Showa retro" items found on the property. Serving Sasama tea and Italian espresso, the menu also reflects a blending of old and new. All permits required for opening the teahouse are now in hand, but announcement of the exact opening date awaits further improvements in the COVID-19 situation.