a basin in shrine, Kamigamo shrine
This is a basin installed at the entrance of main buildings in shrine. Before we go and pray in front of main building, we will wash your hands and mouth by this big wooden spoon, full of fresh water. Because gods in shrine dislike the dirty.
By the way, we don't set this spoon to our lips directly to wash our mouth.
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PS. I was very surprised and honoured that I happen to find that this blog is in final nominees of "Best Japanese Photoblog" in The 2007 Photobloggies. Thanks for enjoying and visiting my blog, members of City Daily Photo family and Raquel in Spain!!