Shinto places great value in the virtues of purity and honesty, yet as a faith, Shinto has no dogma, doctrine, or founder.
This is a simple act of purification before approaching the main sanctuary.

1. Rinse your left hand, rinse your right hand.

1. Rinse your left hand, rinse your right hand.

2. Pour water into your left hand and rinse your mouth.

2. Pour water into your left hand and rinse your mouth.

3. Rinse your left hand.

3. Rinse your left hand.

4. Rinse the dipper.

4. Rinse the dipper.

1. You may put some coins into the offertory box.

1. You may put some coins into the offertory box.

2. Bow twice.

2. Bow twice.

3. Clap your hands twice.

3. Clap your hands twice.

4. Bow once again.

4. Bow once again.