Thursday, July 14, 2011


According to the Wikipedia,

"A chōzuya or temizuya (手水舎?) is a Shinto water ablution pavilion for a ceremonial purification rite known as temizu.

Water-filled basins are used by worshipers for washing their left hands, right hands, mouth and finally the handle of the water ladle to purify themselves before approaching the main Shinto shrine or shaden (Japanese: 社殿). This symbolic purification is normal before worship and all manned shrines have this facility, as well as many Buddhist temples and some new religious houses of worship. The temizuya is usually an open area where clear water fills one or various stone basins. Wooden dippers are usually available to worshipers."

If you have visited Talon Faire you have seen Kuan Yin's temple at the top of one of the mountains. At the foot stands the traditional temizuya to welcome guests and prepare them to be in Her presence. I have had a number of requests for the purchase of this traditional basin and have now put out a boxed set. It includes a custom gesture to assist you in your ablutions as well as a delicate bamboo wind chime to add atmosphere to your space.

As always, when ever possible, what you buy at Talon Faire is fully Mod/Copy.

Thank you.

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