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Kiyomizudera (literally "Pure Water Temple") is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. It was founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, and derives its name from the fall's pure waters.

The Otowa Waterfall is located at the base of Kiyomizudera's main hall. Its water is divided into three separate streams, and visitors use cups attached to long poles to drink from them. Each stream's water is said to have a different benefit, namely to cause longevity, success at school and a fortunate love life. However, drinking from all three streams is considered greedy and can bring forth misfortune!

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  • Copyright: May Mah (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 376 W: 23 N: 1134] (7380)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-15
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-28 3:15
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