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Also written “êà¬. Also jouton “êžÎ. A rough chair, originally from India, with the back or seat wrapped in rope or cord, that was used by Buddhist priests, especially of the Zen sect. The priest may sit on these chairs in cross-legged fashion, an appropriate position for meditation. Joushou appears in portrait paintings of priests *chinsou ’¸‘Š in the Muromachi period painting of priest Kikou Šì] from Kenchouji Œš’·Ž› in Kanagawa prefecture. Although there are few actual extant chairs of this type, there is an Edo period example kept at Daitokuji Shinjuan ‘å“¿Ž›^ŽìˆÁ in Kyoto.
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