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Japanese Chōzubachi Tsukubai

  • Shihōbutsu, Japanese Chōzubachi Tsukubai - YO03010075
  • Shihōbutsu, Japanese Chōzubachi Tsukubai - YO03010075
  • Shihōbutsu, Japanese Chōzubachi Tsukubai - YO03010075
  • Shihōbutsu, Japanese Chōzubachi Tsukubai - YO03010075

Item description - YO03010075
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.

The Shihōbutsu Chōzubachi (四方仏手水鉢) is a very authentic waterreserve ornament that was created in Japan hundreds of years ago. Shihōbutsu is Japanese for Buddha of four directions. This is a very fitting name as all four sides of the square Chōzubachi feature carvings of Buddha. Naturally, because of this the Shihōbutsu Chōzubachi can often be found around Buddhist tempels in Japan.

• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture
• Material: Kurama stone (鞍馬石)
• Age: Early Edo Period

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Model: Length: Width: Height: Price:
YO03010075 53 cm 53 cm 48 cm Eur 5525.00

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