How to clean your hands and mouth with manner.

How you should clean your hands and mouth?

At the entrance of shrines or temples, on the way to the tearoom,there is “Chouzu” where you can clean your hands and mouth.This one in the photo is for a tea ceremony.You sit in the front of Tsukubai, the washbasin in the Japanese garden and use the water in it.

First, take the dipper and draw a ladle of water.Wash your left hand with half of water.

Next, hold the dipper with your left hand and wash your right hand.

Draw another water and clean your mouth.But you should not do it if there is a sign saying “not a drinking water”

At the end, hold the dipper vertically and clean the handle by pouring the water.

Please enter the tearoom!