Japanese mingei water wheel of hinoki wood. Constructed with iron nails, joinery, complete with 17 spokes and paddles with kanji characters. The central hub has an iron piston protruding for rotational function. The wheel comes with a contemporary custom steel mount which allows it to spin smoothly and silently.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 64 1/2" wide diameter x 9 1/8" deep (paddle)