Shinto

Japanese Sake barrels

Beautiful Japanese Tea Garden

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Doi hot spring, Shizuoka, Japan

Pathway to Zen in Kyoto, Japan

Adachiya onsen (hot spring) by Shenanigans in Japan

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Shrine

Chōzuya - a Shinto water ablution pavilion for a ceremonial purification rite known as temizu - Kyoto, Japan

Purification fountains can be found everywhere in modern Japan, including private gardens, homes, and businesses. At all Shinto shrines, worshippers and casual visitors are asked to purify themselves (Harai ) of impurity before praying to the Shinto deities. The act of cleansing is called Misogi, and the actual washing of hands and mouth with water is called Temizu. An associated term is Imi, meaning "abstention from defilement." Most large shrines have a stone wash basin where worshippers a...

Kongobu-ji zen #garden, Koyasan, Japan.

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"Kami" is the Japanese word for the spirits, natural forces, or essence in the Shinto faith. Kami does not only mean "spirit", but also an aspect of spirituality. Nature, nature phenomena, Ancestral Spirits, growth and fertility are attributed to Kami.

Japanese inn

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Japanese lantern at Happō-en, Tokyo // Great Gardens & Ideas //

Shinjyuku Gyoen, Tokyo, Japan. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (新宿御苑, Shinjuku Gyoen) is a large park with an eminent garden in Shinjuku and Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese Room

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Tofukuji temple garden, Kyoto, Japan