Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts

Contemporary Japanese Bronze Dragon Temple Water Spout

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1980: Item # 1304614

Please refer to our stock # pd858 when inquiring.
Kodo Arts
View Seller Profile
Kyoto, Japan
Shugakuin, Sakyo-ku

Guest Book
 Sold, Thank You 
Sold, Thank You

Fantastic bronze dragon Shinto shrine /Buddhist temple purification water spout. Before entering the shrine or temple many sacred places have a dragon water spout that keeps purified water going into a stone tsukubai where visitors can purify hands and mouth before entering for prayer or offerings. This ryu or dragon is c.1980 and sits on a base of swiring buddhist clouds. The dragon along with the Ho or phoenix guards the buddha's teachings in the celestial realm. A spout comes out of the dragon's mouth and at the base is a pipe to hook up a water source. 85cm tall and 78cm wide. Ask for shipping quote.