Water Jug & Basin
A water jug (called Mizusashi) is used for pouring water into a kettle and washing a tea bowl inside. It is made normally of pottery like tea bowls in lots of famous kilns. A lid is sometimes made of lacquered ware. A Water Basin (called Kensui) is used for keeping a waste water. Also made of pottery in kilns and there are many curios. Both are necessary items for an officail tea ceremony.
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