Tsukubai Zenigata Granite Water Basin

$223.00$815.00

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Tsukubai Zenigata Granite Water Basin

The Japanese Tsukubai, Zenigata Granite Water Basin is a classic Japanese tea garden basin designed in the shape of an antique coin, Kosen. Additionally It features a square water pool in the middle, surrounded by four Japanese characters within a circle basin. In addition This basin is found in the Ryoan-ji temple in Kyoto and have been translated in several different ways. In fact The basin The top character is Self, to the left is Knows, to the right is Only, and the bottom is Contentment. Moreover The four symbols says Self knows only contentment or “ware, tada, taru (wo) shiru” which means I only sufficiency know. The Buddhist teaching of humility and abundance translate you have all that you need. The Ryoan-ji used the basin to provide the ritual washing. A person must bow/bend over to use the basin. The word tsukubai means to crouch, which shows humility and and a sign of reverence. The basin is on the ground. Meaning you are content and at peace which is a state of higher self. Available in 12″, 16″, 18″ and 24″ sizes. The beautiful salt and pepper granite will darken over time. Click HERE to learn more about setting up your basin.

  • Salt and pepper granite
  • 12″D x 8″H, 85 pounds
  • 16″D x 8″H, 160 pounds
  • 18″D x 10″H, 250 pounds
  • 24″D x 12″H, 400 pounds

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Basin Size

12"D x 5"H [$223.00], 16"D x 8"H [$369.00], 18"D x 10"H [$452.00], 24"D x 12"H [$815.00]

2 reviews for Tsukubai Zenigata Granite Water Basin

  1. Joan

    When I was in Japan I saw one at the temple. I always felt it was inspirational. Thank you for writing the meaning of the basin. It is perfect in our zen garden with the Oribe granite lantern I purchased from Japanese Style.

  2. Anonymous

    This was a flawless experience. The ordering was easy and the delivery was prompt and personal. Outreach by the shipper to understand how our home was set up to receive a 400 lb. piece made everything easy. Thank you.

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