Kitchen Knives Ceremony in Tokyo

Kitchen Knives Ceremony in Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan – A carp is offered for a kitchen knives ritual ceremony at Tokyo’s Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine on Sunday, January 12, 2013, one of the features at the shrine to celebrate the coming of new year. The ceremony dates back to early eighth century in Japan, a country whose traditional cuisine was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in December, 2013. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Kitchen Knives Ceremony in Tokyo
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Tokyo, Japan – Dressed in medieval court attire, attendants perform kitchen knives ritual ceremony at Tokyo’s Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine on Sunday, January 12, 2013. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)