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What is a Misogi? One of the characters mentioned that she thought it was only performed in the ocean or under a waterfall.

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  • It's a type of Shinto ritual, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misogi. – Logan M Dec 17 '13 at 3:20
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    Also, given that the answer has essentially nothing to do with anime, I'm not sure if this is really anime-specific enough to belong here. – Logan M Dec 17 '13 at 3:20
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    The religious concepts seem pretty integral to the series itself, but I agree that the subject of what I'm asking might not fit with the site after reading the wiki tag for culture – ton.yeung Dec 17 '13 at 17:05
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about japanese culture – ton.yeung Jan 27 '14 at 23:11
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Misogi is a Japanese mountain ascetic practice of ritual purification. This may be undertaken through [...] standing under waterfalls, or other methods. - Wikipedia

This practice can also be seen in other Anime, like Sailor Moon episode 105.

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  • I know that this answer was already given as a comment, but like this you can actually mark it as answered :) – spiel Jan 24 '14 at 12:25

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