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Hashira Gata, Japanese Chōzubachi Tsukubai

  • Hashira Gata, Japanese Chōzubachi Tsukubai - YO03010070
  • Hashira Gata, Japanese Chōzubachi Tsukubai - YO03010070
  • Hashira Gata, Japanese Chōzubachi Tsukubai - YO03010070

Item description - YO03010070
A Chōzubachi (手水鉢) is an ornamental waterbassin found in the traditional Japanese garden. It is used for the ritual washing of the hands and rinsing of the mouth before a person is allowed to participate in the tea ceremony or enter holy grounds such as Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines. Loosely translated Chōzubachi means waterbassin for the hands.

This Chōzubachi can perfectly be used in a traditional Tsukubai arrangement. This means that specific functional stones named Yaku-ishi (役石) are placed around the Chōzubachi. The stones placed on either side are called Teshoke-ishi (手燭石) and Yuoke-ishi (湯桶石). The stone in the front is called Mae-ishi (前石). Additionally, a stone Oribe lantern can be placed behind the Chōzubachi. A bamboo ladle or dipper is also a frequently seen item in the Tsukubai arrangement. The water supply of the Tsukubai can traditionally be arranged with a bamboo spout called Takekakehi (竹筧). The term Tsukubai originated from the Japanese verb Tsukubau (蹲う) which means to crouch down, an act of humbleness.

This Chōzubachi type is known as Hashira Gata (柱型), which is Japanese for pillar-shaped. Naturally this name refers to the appearance and shape of the Chōzubachi which is very similar to a pillar.

• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture
• Material: Shirakawa stone (白川石)
• Age: Meiji Period

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YO03010070 42 cm 42 cm 115 cm Eur 1850.00

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