The Zeni Bachi Japanese water basin is hand carved in natural silver grey granite, this stone bowl is ideal for an oriental water feature. The Zeni Bachi was designed to resemble the shape of an ancient coin. It is cylindrical, with a flat top, and Japanese characters carved onto the top, around the square framed hole filled with water.
When read individually the characters have little significance. However, when each character is read in combination with the central square they represent “ware tada taru shiru” which loosely translates to “I only know plenty”. This can be interpreted as “what one has is all one needs”, “be content with what you have” and so forth.
Typically, you would expect to see a Zeni Bachi nestled into a bed of water worn cobble stones and accompanied by Kneeling stones to form the traditional arrangement. Water gently trickles from a 50 cm Upright bamboo water spout and to complete the look use a decorative bamboo water Ladle & rest across the basin. An Oribe lantern is the one most often seen with this basin, although any of the stone lanterns from our range will work well with this granite basin.
You are likely to need our water feature kit to make the stone basin work in your garden. For more details on what is required to make a water feature work please see our how to..set up a water feature guide sheet.