Title: Suikinkutsu The Water Harp The Art Of Landscaping Of The Edo Period
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A suikinkutsu (水琴窟, literally "water koto cave") is a type of Japanese garden ornament and music device. It consists of an upside down buried pot with a hole at the top. Water drips through the hole at the top onto a small pool of water inside of the pot, creating a pleasant splashing sound that rings inside of the pot similar to a bell or a Japanese zither called koto.
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1 Chapter 0: The Water Harp's Cave Vo. Chapter 1: Kaijidou Mokuroku - The Hallway of the Heart's Index Vo. Chapter 2: Suikinkutsu - The Water Harp's Cave Vo. Chapter 3: Zakuroishi - The Pomegranate Stone Vo. Chapter 4: Kurakomachi - The Town Beauty's Storehouse.
The name Suikinkutsu received the " water harp " about the middle of the Edo period (1603-1867), in which they constantly gained popularity in Japan. At about the same time was also the stone basin, the chozubachi developed. Especially famous was the Suikinkutsu of the famous master of Japanese tea ceremony Kobori Enshu, which is to today is Suikinkutsu named as the inventor of.
Water drips through the hole at the top onto a small pool of water inside of the pot, creating a pleasant splashing sound that rings inside of the pot similar to a bell or a Japanese zither called koto. The suikinkutsu is usually built in conjunction with a chozubachi or tsukubai water basin arrangement. When the stone basin is used, water flows underground into a ceramic echo chamber partly filled with water.
Katsushika Hokusai, Deer, Edo period Japan, ca. 1840-50. Not only that, they also have a calming effect. The sound of running water induces a sense of calm. Admittedly, we could all do with some form of stress-reliever. One particular homeowner that I know had always wanted a Zen bamboo water feature.
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