In the sacred realm of Koyasan, Japan, this image unveils the delicate simplicity of a profound tradition. At the Temizuya water pavilion, the ritual of "misogi" unfolds, purifying both body and soul with the cleansing touch of water. This close-up captures the ladles poised for this ceremonial dance, their reflections shimmering with the devotion of countless pilgrims. Among the written offerings, the essence of spirituality and reverence lingers in the stillness, inviting all to partake in this timeless act of purification. Photo © copyright by Rich Voninski.