Template:Clone A Template:Nihongo is a bamboo staff which curves slightly, approximately 15 inchesTemplate:SfnpTemplate:Refn (or half a metre) long, which is used as a "symbol of a Zen master's authority" in Zen Buddhism. In contrast to the keisaku, the shippei was often used as a disciplinary measure for meditating monks. It can often be found at the side of a Zen master in a zendo and is also "one of seven items that make up a Zen monk's equipment." It is fashioned out of two pieces of bamboo that are shaped into the form of a spatula (or short bowTemplate:Sfnp), wound with rattan,Template:Sfnp and lacquered.Template:Refn
- Koun, 205-206
- Baroni, 300
- Iwanami Template:Nihongo Japanese dictionary, 4th Edition (1991), DVD version
- Hori, 701-702
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