Mossy Chozu-bachi of Daitoku-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan - Chozu-bachi 手水鉢  is a vessel originally designed to keep water for rinsing one’s mouth and cleansing one’s body before entering the sacred precincts of a Shinto shrine or a Buddhist temple in Japan.

Madeleine Elliott concept studio Stockholm New York Los Angeles Daitoku-ji Temple, Koto-in, 高桐院, Zen Garden, Kyoto

ITO Jakuchu (1716~1800), Japan  伊藤若冲 群鶏図

Itō Jakuchū, an eccentric Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period when Japan had closed its doors to the outside world. Many of his paintings concern traditionally Japanese subjects, particularly chickens and other birds.