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15C17 Okimizuya for Tea Ceremony

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Item#:
15C17
Material: Hinoki (Cypress)
Age: Late Showa period (1940's-present)
H: 53.50 inches, W: 33.50 inches, D: 15.25 inches
Price: $850.00
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Product Description

This is an authentic Japanese Okimizuya tansu.  It is a chest specifically used in Chado (the art of Tea Ceremony) for the preparation as well as the conclusion of the ceremony.

It was made of Japanese Cypress wood (known as Hinoki) as well as plywood.   Behind the sliding doors hides a spacious interior where the tea accoutrements would be stored.  There are wood hooks for hanging the water scoop called Hishaku and a drainage floor protected by a copper lined drawer where washed and rinsed pottery was dried.