How to Be Perfect in Visiting A Shinto Shrine

When you visit a Christian church, there is a holy basin to purify you as entering the place.

In Japanese Shinto religion, we have similar ritual.

Just before entering the holy area, you would notice a big basin With running water.

People gather to purify themselves before entering.

  • Take one of the ladles with your right hand,
  • Receive the fresh water from the fountain mouth into the ladle,
  • Wash your left hand with the water from the ladle,
  • Wash the other hand as well,
  • Take the ladle again with your right hand and
  • Receive the water with your left hand to
  • Wash your mouth three times.

Well, you watch and follow what the other people do.


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