hakamazuri-ishi 袴ずり石
KEY WORD : architecture / tea houses
Lit. hakama 袴 brushing stone. A name for the front stone in a stone grouping arranged around a low basin *tsukubai 蹲踞 in tea gardens *roji 露地, of the rustic style, *souan 草庵 . Also called the tsukubai-ishi 蹲踞石, kagami-ishi 蹲石 and *mae-ishi 前石, this stone is placed directly in front of the water basin. The name hakamazuri-ishi derives from the fact that tsukubai basins are very low、so when crouching to scoop water the user's divided skirts, hakama, would brush against the stone.


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