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Japanese Chozubachi Tsukubai - Shizen-seki


  • Japanese Chozubachi Tsukubai - Shizen-seki - 0301-0101
  • Japanese Chozubachi Tsukubai - Shizen-seki - 0301-0101

Item description
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. The literal translation of Chōzubachi is: hands waterbassin.

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 called Shizen-seki (自然石), which is Japanese for natural stone. This type is characterized by its rustic and natural appearance. In actuality, it is a stone as can be found in nature, turned into a waterbassin only by adding a water reserve.

Specifications
• Origin: Nagoya
• Material: Hirukawa stone (蛭川石)
• Age: Meiji period

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