Photographer's Note

There is a area in Tokyo that has several shrines and temples that make for a nice walking tour and lots of good photos. I don't remember the area and don't have my guide book with me so will provide that information when I get home.

Purification trough

Found near the entrance, the water of these fountains is used for purification. You are supposed to clean your hands and mouth before approaching the main hall

At the purification fountain near the shrine's entrance, take one of the ladles provided, fill it with fresh water and rinse both hands. Then transfer some water into your cupped hand, rinse your mouth and spit the water beside the fountain. You are not supposed to transfer the water directly from the ladle into your mouth or swallow the water. You will notice that quite a few visitors skip the mouth rinsing part or the purification ritual altogether.

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