Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Temple Plumbing 2014

Just after you enter the grounds of a Japanese temple, there's always a fountain for ritualistic rinsing of hands and sometimes the mouth. Here's examples from the temples I visited April 2, 2014 when I walked the route of part of the Shikoku Henro pilgrimage ("Shikoku 88"). 

I wrote a similar post in 2013 when I visited other temples on this pilgrimage.

Temple 1 (of 88): Ryozenji

The pilgrimage starts at this temple.

 Temple 2: Gokurakuji

Temple 3: Konsenji

Temple 4: Dainichij

Temple 5: Jizoji

The following is the plainest I saw. Note the blue shutoff valve:

I did find a second fountain at this temple. It's simple, but I find it rather elegant.

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