Ise shrine, Japan - 2010
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Temizuya (shinto water ablution facilities) at the entrance of the Ise Shrine.
Shinto torii (gates) mark the separation between the world of humans and the gods. In addition, visitors must bow in the crossing. In order to purify themselves before the prayers, visitors use the lade at the Temizuya to first rinse the right hand, then the left, and finally the mouth.