Mother helps her son using a ladle for ritual clea


  • Code:  1656925
  • Loopable:  No
  • Duration:  11 s
  • Aspect:  16:9
  • Alpha / Matte:  No
  • Model Release: No
  • Property Release: No
  • License:  Royalty-Free (Editorial Use Only)
  • Location: Miyajima, Japan
  • Source: Sony HDR CX550

A young mother helps her son using a ladle for ritual cleansing at a famous temple complex on the island of Miyajima in Japan.

Ritual purification is a feature of many religions. The aim of these rituals is to remove specifically defined uncleanliness prior to a particular type of activity, and especially prior to the worship of a deity.

Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima). The shrine complex is listed as aUNESCO World Heritage Site and the Japanese government has designated several buildings and possessions as National Treasures.