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Tsukubai, Zenigata Granite Stone Water Basin
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Product Code: GBZEN16

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]
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Drill Hole [$25.00]


Tsukubai, Zenigata Granite Stone 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. It features a square water pool in the middle, surrounded by four Japanese characters within a circle basin. This basin is found in the Ryoan-ji temple in Kyoto and have been translated in several different ways. The basin The top character is Self, to the left is Knows, to the right is Only, and the bottom is Contentment. 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.

  • 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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5 of 5 Great experience July 1, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Mill Valley, CA United States  
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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5 of 5 Beautiful Basin June 19, 2018
Reviewer: Joan from FL, United States  
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.

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