Item description - YO03010241
Temizuya Chozubachi, Japanese Chozuya Water Basin - A Chōzubachi (手水鉢) is an ornamental water basin 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 before entering holy grounds such as Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines. The word Chōzubachi directly translates to: Water basin for the hands.
A Temizuya (手水舎), also called Chōzuya, is a small pavilion located at the entrance of a Japanese holy site like a Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple. Temizuya can be translated as: the hut with water for the hands. This describes its function perfectly. It namely features a large Chōzubachi which can be used by multiple people at the same time. The ritual washing of the hands and rinsing of the mouth at a Temizuya is an important part of respecting the holy grounds you are planning to enter.
The front features two characters that are read as Suisei (水清). This is Japanese for clear water.
This specific Temizuya Chōzubachi also features carved text on the back. The section on the right is a confirmation of its age, with the creation date in the traditional Japanese calendar. Taishō year seven, month seven (大正七年七月), which is the same as July 1918. The section on the left refers to the origin of the Chōzubachi but due to old age the characters have become hard to decipher.
• Origin: Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, Japan
• Material: Hirukawa stone (蛭川石)
• Age: Taishō Period (July 1918)
Model and sizes
|YO03010241||60 cm||110 cm||60 cm||€ 5700.00|
|EUR: 5700.00 ≈ EUR: 5700.00|
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