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    • Sindyoriginal

      Japanese Garden Single Light Switch Plate Wall Art Elegant Beautiful Home Decor Made in the USA single light switch plate

    • Critter Spigot

      A chōzuya or temizuya (手水舎) is a Shinto water ablution pavilion for a ceremonial purification rite known as temizu. Water-filled basins, called chōzubachi, are used by worshipers for washing their left hands, right hands, mouth and finally the handle of the water ladle to purify themselves before approaching the main Shinto shrine or shaden (社殿).

    • Pamela Lee

      Wash basin (Cho-dzu=bachi, 手水鉢), for hand washing before entering the jinja, Shinto shrine | Photo by arjaeboi via Flickr,

    • Sindyoriginal

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    • Indistay

      An ablution pavilion (temizuya) in a Japanese Shinto shrine

    • Florence Fargier

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