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  • If you're visiting Japan, you're probably going to visit a shrine or two I've lived in Japan for quite some time now

  • But when I first came here, I didn't know there was a proper way to shrine in this video

  • I'm going to show you the do's and don'ts on how to shrine in Japan don't worry

  • It's not too difficult and if you get it all right Japanese people will love you for it

  • Let's get started before entering the main shrine area

  • You've got a cleanse your body at the Tamizha

  • Also known as a water Pavilion scoop of water and a ladle with it right hand pour water

  • Over your left hand and then switch hands and wash your right hand now

  • Take some water in your left hand and rinse your mouth, but don't drink. It finally rinse the ladle with a remaining water like so

  • No need to wash your head. We're not taking showers here

  • Don't put your mouth directly on the label. That's gross and no hands cooking. That's also gross

  • Don't take the water home of you

  • don't play with the water and

  • You don't have to claim that much now

  • You're ready to walk towards the main shrine area use only the sidewalk waves like this and whatever you do

  • Don't walk in the center. This is reserved for the gods. Don't pick them up

  • Passing through the Gate bow wants to say hello to the God

  • no, Karate kid' bows

  • or curtsies

  • our special Dance move

  • Also, the Shrine is like God's house. It's super rude to enter into the side

  • Or the back door

  • At the altar you've got to throw some coins into the side Sandbox also known as often look five yen in

  • Japanese sounds like good fortune, so include five yen if possible, but any amount is fine

  • just throw it in quietly and keep it simple stick the money and

  • No three-pointers to pray bow twice

  • clap twice and then pray

  • Then bow one more time the number of vows and claps may differ from Shrine to shrine. This is a basic pattern

  • No turn stick two claps. No need to go overboard with this and don't wish too much

  • You're supposed to be thinking good more than you're supposed to be wishing for your own stuff

  • Finally when exiting a shrine you need to bow one last time to thank God for the hospitality

  • Don't be rude walking away without saying goodbye and don't bow facing backwards

  • God doesn't want to see you, but there are several other rules to note. No running

  • No drinking

  • No, climbing statues even for that perfect selfie also before you go to the shrine make sure you have the proper attire

  • They don't have stick rules nowadays, but covering shoulders and wearing clean shoes is always good

  • No hat or anything else ridiculous manage for temples and Shrines are a bit different?

  • But as long as you remember these

  • Basics you won't embarrass yourself and most of all your japanese friends will love you if you like this video and want to see more

  • Tips about Japan feel free to subscribe to my channel. See you guys in the next video

If you're visiting Japan, you're probably going to visit a shrine or two I've lived in Japan for quite some time now

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    Erina Hagi posted on 2019/11/07
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