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Someone Hid A Little Teahouse In Griffith Park

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High up in Griffith Park is a wooden, Japanese-inspired teahouse that popped up this week—but it may not stay up for very long. (Update: we visited!)

The tiny Griffith Park Teahouse was installed by an anonymous collective of artists on Monday night as part of a guerrilla art installation, according to the L.A. Times. On Tuesday morning, a small group was invited to a casual inaugural tea ceremony held at the teahouse.

The Times reported that they met up at the north end of the Griffith Observatory parking lot, and followed this path to the teahouse: "A red line marks a path that zigs then zags up the flanks of Mt. Hollywood, past Dante's view, before coming to rest on Mt. Bell, to the northeast."

People were served green tea and almond cookies, and an opera singer performed at the event.

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While the ceremony is over, the teahouse remains on top of a ridge as a gift from the artists. However, it looks like the city may take the teahouse down. Griffith Park Teahouse tweeted out these messages today:

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