Small square bowl with 3D design of four kanji character idioms 吾唯足知 (I am just satisfied with what I am) of Zen. This photo shows “足” which means “Foot” but also means “be satisfied with” .
The design comes up with the fact that Kanji consists of two or three parts. For example, ”吾” (means I ) consists of ”五”and ”口” . “知”(means know) consists of “矢”and ”口”.
Water basin in Ryoanji-temple is famous for this.
You can find several modern designed square bowl in Kyo-no-yakimono Wakuaku (Sennyu-ji, Higashiyama, Kyoto). Please visit us !