Photo Scavenger Hunt: Important

this week theme is important
if you go to any temple in Japan, you will never fail to notice washing area as this one. this is an Important area /practice before entering the temple. how to wash hands, get the ladle with right hand, get some water and then wash your left hand first, transfer the ladle to the left hand and wash the right hand, transfer the ladle back to the right hand and wash the handle of the ladle. this is an Important point before entering the temple. you might also notice, that some people would also gargle their mouth..
if you ever visit any temple be sure to look for the washing area first before going inside the temple/shrine..
have a nice weekend everyone..
the pic above are from a temple in nara and matsuyama..

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrée says:

    Fascinating. It is a respectful practice.

  2. napaboaniya says:

    This important ritual before entering the temple is good 🙂
    I hope those that gargled their mouths did not spit it back into the water @_@

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