Thursday, October 26, 2006

water for washing one's hands

Shisendo Temple, Kyoto sightseeing
This is installed by toilets of temples in Kyoto and people are to wash their hands there.

To wash their hands each, people full a large wooden spoon, called hisyaku, with water.

This water, I suppose, is spring water and is flowing all the time.
Location by Google Map

8 Comments:

At 10/26/2006 11:45 PM, Blogger Jing said...

:))
really nice facility~~ looks so old, so...full of story, thats what i like this kind of traditional and original things.
...Jing

 
At 10/27/2006 5:41 PM, Blogger Kris said...

such clever use of natural material. ..the water must be smooth and cool :)

 
At 10/27/2006 8:11 PM, Blogger Lachezar said...

You are a man of many talents. Beautiful and enlightening.

 
At 10/27/2006 10:01 PM, Blogger Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Tht was a nice information!
First time here.. U have a very nice blog.Very well maintained..

You can find few english posts in my blog in the left panel. Pls read them when you find time. :)

 
At 10/28/2006 11:33 AM, Blogger Keropok Man said...

I like the shape of the hisyaku :)

 
At 10/28/2006 5:23 PM, Blogger macky said...

jing: Perhaps I have seen some dragon fountain of China in TV before.
kris: the water is very clear!
lachezar: thank you for enjoying this blog and your compliment!!
ponnarasi: Your blog has many nice information! I will comment you:-)
keropok man: you can see hisyaku in Japanese shrine, too:-)

 
At 10/29/2006 12:58 PM, Blogger zannnie said...

wow, cool, spring water:) such natural elements are very tempting to me:D

 
At 7/08/2008 6:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such natural perfection!

 

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