Shinto water basin for purificiation at Heian Jingu Shrine

Dragon Shinto water basin for purificiation, Heian Jingu Shrine, photography, Japanese cherry blossoms, Shidarezakura or weeping cherry, hanami, Heian-Jingu Shrine, Heian-Jingu Cherry Blossom Season, photography by Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach

Every Shinto shrine provides water for washing the hands and rinsing the mouth before approaching the shrine. Japanese dragons are often thought of as water deities. photography by Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach

Every Shinto shrine provides water for washing the hands and rinsing the mouth before approaching the shrine. Japanese dragons are often thought of as water deities. photography by Jim Caldwell Redondo Beach

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