The washbasin installed on the left is for washing hands and is called "chozubachi". The stone placed in front of the chozubachi for standing is called "maeishi", the stones with flat tops on the left and right are called "yuokeishi" for placing a bath in the winter and "teshokuishi" for placing a lamp at night. This set forms a device called "tsukubai", which is indispensable for tea ceremony in traditional Japanese culture. A tsukubai is always placed outside a tearoom in order to cleanse oneself by rinsing one's hands and mouth before entering the tearoom. The presence of tsukubai plays the role of purifying space and heart.
The key point of TSUKUBAI is our commitment to the quality of the stones. A stone mortar made from kimachiishi produced in the Izumo region is used as chozubachi. In addition, "yukimitoro" lantern made from kimachiishi is used for lighting a fire in the garden.
*Kimachiishi is a high-quality stone produced in the Izumo region. With a history of approximately 400 years, it is famous as a material used in the field of masonry.