|KEY WORD : art history / sculptures|
|A rod used by a priest to discipline students practising Zen 禅 meditation. Made of split bamboo covered with black lacquer, the rod is usually about 90cm long and curved in a bow shape. One end is bound with cane, and the other end often has a cord with a tassel hanging from it. The shippei is sometimes found as an attribute *jimotsu 持物, on statues of Zen priests.|
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