Chōzubachi

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Chōzubachi

A chōzubachi (手水鉢?) is a vessel originally designed to keep water for rinsing one’s mouth and cleansing one’s body before entering the sacred precincts of a Shinto shrine or a Buddhist temple in Japan.

A derivative vessel is the tsukubai (つくばい?), an important feature of the Japanese tea ceremony found within the yard surrounding the tea house.

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