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A tsukubai is a basin provided at Japanese temples for visitors to purify themselves by ritual washing of hands and rinsing of the mouth. Tsukubai are often made of stone, and provide a scoop, laid across the basin. The water supply is provided by a bamboo pipe called a kakei.
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A tsukubai is a basin provided at Japanese temples for visitors to purify themselves by ritual washing of hands and rinsing of the mouth. Tsukubai are often made of stone, and provide a scoop, laid across the basin. The water supply is provided by a bamboo pipe called a kakei.