Temizuya at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

This is a Temizuya or a Chozuya in Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine in Kamakura, Japan. Here worshippers wash their hands and mouth using the dippers(usually bamboo or wooden) as an act of "purification" before heading towards the main Shinto shrine. There is a correct way to do the purification process: first wash the left hand and then the right hand, then the mouth should be washed with the purified left hand. 

Copyright: Mervin Manangan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11000x5500
Uploaded: 12/05/2011
Updated: 15/08/2014


Tags: temizuya; chozuya; tsurugaoka; hachimangu; shrine; shinto; kamakura; kanagawa; japan; water basin
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