The Suibansha (sacred fountain),Toshogu Shrine,Nikko° 4°ň
THE HOLY-WATER CISTERN A18
[ID] 4268°°°°( ID:4268 )
[Photographer] A. Farsari
[Album] A. Farsari (album 2)
[Place] Nikko
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 240x192
[Cabinet] 82-36-0
[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.