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Temizu basin (Water on the Palms), Purification trough. Hand-washing basin.<br />
When you visit a shrine, the first thing to do is to rinse your hands and mouth with water from a purification fountain, located out front. Clean water is believed to remove impurity. This ritual is a simplified version of full body bathing.<br />
To perform Temizu rinse both of your hands, left one first, using a ladle.