The Suibansha (sacred fountain),Toshogu Shrine,Nikko° 7°ň
NIKKO 499
[ID] 4019°°°°( ID:4019 )
[Photographer] R. Stillfried
[Album] R. Stillfried(album 3)
[Place] Nikko
[Date] unknown
[Color] mono
[Size] 242x194
[Cabinet] 78-37-0
[Keyword] shrine/Shogun/Nikko Toshogu
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The white building in the centre is the Omizuya, with a granite water basin donated by the Nabeshima Clan in 1618. This is said to be the first structure in a shrine washing place using a water basin rather than a naturally occurring stream or spring for cleansing hands. The basin is 1.2m wide, 2.6m long, and 1m tall.