Monday, November 20, 2006

Tsukubai, a stone basin

Eikando Temple, Kyoto sightseeing
This is tukubai, stone basin put in the garden for tea ceremony or just eye-catcher. Guests of a tea ceremony need to wash their hands and mouth, ladling up the water, before they enter a teahouse for the ceremony.

On the surface reflect the surrounding scenery. Perhaps people in those days might look at the same scenery.

I was wondering what they thought, looking at the reflected scenery...
Location by Google Map


At 11/20/2006 8:39 AM, Blogger Lachezar said...

Very beautiful and interesting each one on its own right your recent posts Macky! Joy for the eyes and food for thought.

Thank you!

At 11/20/2006 7:28 PM, Anonymous Zsolt72 said...

The Japanese culture around tea is very detailed. I imagine Kyoto as a witness of ancient times.

At 11/20/2006 8:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Japanese design is so wonderful, clear and beautiful. Is new one different ?

At 11/21/2006 7:42 PM, Blogger Jing said...

i think they might think what would the future people think when they see this stone basin and the view in it???
great shot!

At 11/23/2006 9:19 PM, Blogger macky said...

Thank you for the comments.

mimmu: the new one is the same. Correctly speaking, even the new one is made as if it were old.
jing: good idea!!

At 11/27/2006 9:48 PM, Anonymous torekimi said...

Beautifully clear reflections. Love it.


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