19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Chozu before Entering the Temple

We took a picture of the bamboo spout that was part of the hand washing station in front of a temple in Kyoto, Japan. Chozu is the customary way to purify or clean yourself before you make any prayers at any shrines or temples in Japan.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Kyoto, Japan
Camera: FinePix XP60
Copyright: © Joyce DeBusk