who does the pilgrimage from a country to another just like the cloud
which goes empty, or the flowing water may not become settled, so the
priest who travels were called "unsui (=cloud and water)";
especially the priest of the Zen sect was called this way.
figure in the photo wears the formal costume for the monk of the Zen
sect to practice asceticism travels. He
wears a "hitatare" kimono, dyed in ink-black color, and a "maruguke-no-obi
(=obi band with the stuffing inside)" band which is called "shukin
(=hand cloth)" in ink-black color.: a pair of white "kyahan"
leg protectors, "waraji" straw sandals, a "Gojoh-gesa"
surplice called "rakusu" on the shoulder.
a "zutabukuro" bag on the chest and a "kesa-fumikura
(=surplice book warehouse)" case in front and a "atozuke-kohri"
wicker portmanteau backside of the body. He
also wears a "ajiro-gasa" hat and has a "zabu" in
the left hand. Things
like a "kesa" surplice and a "zagu" items are
installed in the "kesa-fumikura" case and then they are
covered with a "kesa-bunko-fukuro" bag.
A set of "ohryohki"
bowls and a "johkin (=purity cloth)" is wrapped and fastened
to the "furoshi (=bathroom carpet)", a Japanese wrapping
cloth. [The "ohryohki" is a set of bowls which a priest uses
as tableware. The priest brings also to religious mendicancy, and food
is received. It is usually a set of five bowls in pile.]; a black
covering paper called "hattan" is inserted into the lower part
of them. The
rest of the personal effects, such as a "mizu-ita (=water board)"
board, a pair of "hashi" chopsticks, a "hashi-bukuro"
bag, are wrapped and fastened by a "doh-hatsu-bukuro" bag or a
"furoshiki" bag and are hung with a "maru-himo"
necessaries for days are installed in the "atozuke-gohri" bag
and tied up with the "maru-himo (=round string)" string and
are hung in fron and back of the body. The
costume style in the photo has not change since the Zen sect
introduction; the same costume can be seen on the streets today.
is the form of the Sohtoh sect and the form of the Rinzai, another main
Zen sect, is slightly different from it.