Shinto Holy Basin

Miwa Shrine’s soup bowl. The three-cedars is the symbol of the shrine.

イギリス記の合間に、せっかく行ったばかりのタイムリーな三輪神社をもう少しご紹介。

手水場の水音に癒されてください。

iPhone11ProMaxのスローモーションで撮影しました。

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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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Letter from Miwa 1

As my birthday approaching, I visited Miwa shrine for the blessing.

This shrine is located in the Asuka area, of Nara, Japan.

About the area, please see the official site 
https://asukamura.jp/english/

The area is deeply connected to ancient mystical huge-stone culture and mythology.

And, once be there, you surely will feel something different, especially early in the morning.

Holy Tri-Cedars of the Sacred White Snake

Enjoy Japan.

I will show more of Miwa area for another few days.

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Long Distance Midnight Bus

If you are planning to travel around Japan,
I suggest to use long distance midnight bus.

If you are in Tokyo, the terminal is Shinjuku.

Here is the English site for you.

http://shinjuku-busterminal.co.jp/en/

Literally you can go anywhere just by sleeping!

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Do You Think You Are Going To Eat Rice?

In Japanese, cooked rice is called « Gohan ».

But have you heard the Japanese people say, « Gohan Taberu? »

« Taberu » means to eat.

So, you might guess that you are going to eat rice.

No!

You may be brought to an Italian restaurant or a Chinese restaurant or some sandwich cafe.

We Japanese use the word « Gohan » for eating food.

« Gohan Taberu? »
Is
 « Are you hungry?  Do you want to eat anything? »

More complicatedly, while eating Japanese food, then « Gohan » means specifically cooked rice.

Well, you’ll get used to it.


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