are found in various sizes and shapes, ranging from a few inches for private practice,
to the largest 3.5 ft. mokugyo located at the Hasedera Temple in Kamakura Japan.
This mid size rendition is carved in the traditional design of the mokugyo, with
two dragon fish heads and a wisdom pearl to form the handle, a bulbous cavity
comprises the sounding block, the instrument is hollowed with a cavity ridge around
the base, and the motif is rendered in perfect symmetry with deeply carved fish
scales on two sides. Aged
with an attractive rich wood tone, this antique mokugyo has a few mallet strike
marks from usage in the past, a few minor chips near the handle but otherwise
is in very good condition.