A crouching water basin illustrated in Tsukiyamateizōden (kōhen). It is made of stone in imitation of the metal bowl used by mendicant priests, and has a Sanskrit letter in front. The one at Sanpōin of Daigoji temple is famous.
Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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