I offer a rare huge mokugyo drum with the signature of the person that offered it to the temple.
Under the word 施主 Seshu, defining a person giving money to a temple or helping monks, is mentioned the name Yamazaki Yaemon 山﨑弥右エ門
The drum is dated november of the 12th year of the Kansei 寛政 era or 1800.
Also known as a Chinese temple block, the mokugyo is a wooden percussion instrument used by monks and laity in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. It is often used during rituals usually involving the recitation of sutras, mantras, or other Buddhist texts In most Zen Buddhist traditions, the drum serves to keep the rhythm during sutra chanting.
In good condition for its age, with evident signs of wear: result of over 200 years of use.
Weight around 5.5Kg
Stick dimensions 41x5cm
- Tambor mokugyo budista muito grande assinado
- Laca, Madeira, Pele
- Região/País de origem
- Yamazaki Yaemon 山﨑弥右エ門
- Bom estado, veja descrição
- 30×35×34 cm