Ewer (Fusatsugata Suibyō)

Overall: 34.9 cm (13 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view
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Ewers of this particular shape developed in Japan for use in Esoteric Buddhist communities, and are called fusatsu-shaped water pitchers. Unlike the ewers commonly used in rituals celebrated before the Buddha, this type is used for the purifying of monks’ hands with water at the start of a Dharma assembly focused on the recitation of the monastic code of conduct, and repentance for transgressions.
Ewer (Fusatsugata Suibyō)

Ewer (Fusatsugata Suibyō)


Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333)

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