A chozuya or temizuya is a water ablution pavilion for purification at Japanese temples and shrines. Basins are filled with water and are used by worshipers for washing their hands, mouth and the handle of the ladle to purify themselves before approaching the shrine or temple. The basins at temples or shrines are called chozubachi. Wood or bamboo dippers are usually available to worshipers. This purification is done before worship. Similar water basins are also found in Japanese gardens and tea ceremony houses, but are called tsukubai.