The Suibansha (sacred fountain),Toshogu Shrine,Nikko° 3°ň
713 MIZUYA AT NIKKO
[ID] 4170°°°°( ID:4170 )
[Photographer] Tamamura, Kozaburo
[Album] Tamamura (album 2)
[Place] Nikko
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 257x198
[Cabinet] 80-38-0
[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 Rinzo (Kyozo), where the sutras are stored, is to the right.