small space entrance

No.306 at Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto, Japan

This is a shot from nijiri-guchi, a tiny entrance for guests to enter tea house. Lower position of entrance makes space larger, which allows the house to be smaller than usual. So with tiny entrance and small space, the minds of a host and guests can get closer each other, even if they exchanges few words. Small entrance and space, with proper lighting, make people closer.