In a diminutive courtyard garden at Ryogen-in Zen Temple is a tsukubai, a stone wash basin used for ritualistic cleansing of the hands and mouth at Buddhist Temples and prior to Tea Ceremony. Some of them have inscriptions upon them, such as ..... What one has is all one needs ... to reinforce the anti-materialistic Buddhist teachings.
A semi-hidden stone gargoyle peers out from the foundation area to the right of the basin and warns off any evil entity that may appear.
September 16th, 2012
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