Cultural References

Misogi, Mizugori & Uchimizu
Japanese Living

taken from Wikipedia

A practice of removing sin and pollution from body and mind by use of water. There are many specific forms of misogi depending on the circumstances. There is also a custom of sprinkling water at gate of home in morning and evening, which is called Uchimizu. Mizugori is a similar practice of pouring water over oneself.

Relevance to Ranma

The old woman often seen splashing the sidewalk in front of her house (and dousing Ranma in the process) is practicing a form of Uchimizu. An example of Mizugori can be seen in the third OVA when Soun is outside dumping water over his back as part of a prayer for Akane's success in the kitchen.


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