Mizutsugi (水次) is water container used for refilling mizusashi and kama.



Yakkan (薬鑵) (metal pitcher/kettle) the most basic Yakan is Rikyu-gonomi Koshiguro Yakan (利休好腰黒薬鑵). They can also be made of silver, Nanryou (南鐐).
Katakuchi (片口) pitchers that are made of three types of materials: plain wood Kijimage (木地曲), lacquered wood, and ceramics.
A mizutsugi is used to pour cold water into the Mizusashi in the end of the Temae or to refill the Kama during Gozumi and Bon kogo.

The mizutsugi is always handeled with two hands.

When using it for a Sumi Temae the lid is turned upside down on the floor. The lid of the Kama is plaed on the mizutsugi lid. When carrying it away after using it the lid is placed upside down on the mizutsugi and the chakin rest on top of it.