Vintage Mokugyo, wooden fish, also known as muyu. Made out with one piece of woodblock. The paint is scratched due to time and use. Please check the pictures to seeing the current condition. Mokugyo is a type of wood instrument that originated from East Asia that is used by the monks in Buddhism. They are used by Buddhist ceremonies in China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam and other Asian countries. Mokugyo often used in rituals usually involving the recitation of sutras, mantras, or other Buddhist texts. In Chan Buddhism, the wooden fish serve to maintain rhythm during chanting. In Pure Land Buddhism, they are used when chanting the name of Amitabha Buddha.
Wooden fish are often (in Chinese temples) placed on the left of the altar, alongside a bell bowl, its metal percussion counterpart. Wooden fish often rest on a small embroidered cushion to prevent unpleasant knocking sounds caused from the fish lying on the surface of a hard table or ground, as well as to avoid damage to the instrument.
One of a kind piece.
Dimensions: 4″ x 4″ x 4″ ( The stricker is 7.5″ long )
Vintage piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.