Japanese chôzu’bachi 手水鉢 (water basin)

Price:  420,00

Great, heavy traditional Japanese chôzu’bachi 手水鉢 (water basin) made from a single piece of granite. The granite has a multitude of hues of grey and white, creating a nice natural mottled effect.
This type is known as Tetsubachi 鉄鉢, lit. ‘iron basin’. And have a distinctive globular shape imitating the metal bowl used by mendicant priests. The sides carved with grip handles.

Chôzu’bachi, also known as a water reservoir for the hands, is an ornamental feature frequently encountered in traditional Japanese gardens. Its purpose extends beyond mere decoration, as it serves as a vessel for ritual hand washing and mouth cleansing, and is in such environments called a tsukubai 蹲. Prior to engaging in the tea ceremony or stepping onto sacred grounds like Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, individuals partake in this purifying act. Chôzu’bachi embodies a profound cultural significance, emphasizing the importance of cleanliness and spiritual preparation in Japanese traditions.

Period: Japan – Taishô period (1912-1926).

Approx. dimensions:
Height 26.5 cm, Diameter 54.5 cm.

In a very good original condition. Please have a look at the photos for a clear condition reference.

We will use a wooden pallet and good packing for safe transport.
When shipped we will also add a certificate of authenticity.

Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to refresh your garden. Our Japanese garden ornaments are back in stock, ready to add elegance and tranquillity to your outdoor spaces. So keep an eye on us weekly for the newest additions.

Ref. No. : C3605


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