I have been always interested in Japanese culture and history, and I started to read this Samurai book, which was talking about how important the tea ceremony was during peacetime for samurai.
I have to say it got me inspired, and I always wanted to create something Japanese culture-related.
The tea house itself and the interior of it was created by me, while I used evermotion trees, quixel megascan library to create the environment.
For the trees and grass, and some of the larger props which had a higher polycount, I created Corona Proxies to reduce the weight of the scene. Then to have the foliage I used Corona Scatter, for lighting I rigged Corona Sun with an hdri map, to have better control over the environment if wanted to play around with it.
For the foggy scenes, I created a Corona volume material, which had a noise map attached to it, and also set up a light mix for the hdri and lanterns light control.
Here are the final renders and the reference pictures I used.