Authentic Zen Style Wooden Fish Mokugyo, Whole New Muyu, For Personal or Temple Set All Sizes Available, Free World Shipping
- Product Code: Muyu
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Mokugyo literally "a wooden fish" is said to be the modification of the Hô. It is a peculiarly-shaped roundish solid block of wood with the inside hollowed out, and obtainable in all sizes. It has a fish-scale pattern on its body and where it tapers off into the form of a handle, a pair of eyes is carved. It is beaten with a stick, the top part of which is stuffed and wrapped with leather. The sound thus emitted has a strange hypnotic effect on the hearer. When it accompanies the sutra-reading, for example, before a teishô, it makes the minds of the audience properly receptive for what is to come.