|Above, people gathering at the Otowa Waterfall. The article states, "A sip of water|
from the waterfall here is said to purify your body and soul." Photo by Armand Vaquer.
Goin' Japanesque has an article on seven places (or features) of Kiyomizu-dera that visitors should not miss.
They begin their article with:
Do you know a Japanese expression, “Jump off the stage of Kiyomizu (Kiyomizu no butai kara tobioriru)”?
The expression is commonly used in Japanese and people of other countries who are studying Japanese often ask its meaning.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple has a stage half hanging out from a steep cliff’s top. As it would require great courage and determination to jump off the stage, the expression is used as a metaphor for “making up your mind on a big decision.”
I am taking this opportunity to introduce to you about the very temple of Kiyomizu-dera and the interesting spots to check out as well as the features of the temple buildings.To read more, go here.