Sunday, February 17, 2013

Taking in Kiyomizudera

A man visiting Kiyomizudera, in Kyoto, waves incense towards himself to gather in the smokes 'healing' properties.

Check out Japan guide for more about temples:

"At some temples, visitors burn incense (osenko) in large incense burners. Purchase a bundle, light them, let them burn for a few seconds and then extinguish the flame by waving your hand rather than by blowing it out. Finally, put the incense into the incense burner and fan some smoke towards yourself as the smoke is believed to have healing power. For example, fan some smoke towards your shoulder if you have an injured shoulder."

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