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Japanese New Year’s Ice Bath at Kanda Myojin Shrine

Japanese New Year’s Ice Bath at Kanda Myojin Shrine

Participants dressed only in loincloths and flimsy underwear pray before pouring buckets of freezing cold water over themselves during a traditional New Year ice bath ceremony. The ceremony took place […]

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The Cold-Endurance Ceremony in Tokyo

The Cold-Endurance Ceremony in Tokyo

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Forty participants purify oneself by splashing themselves with cold water during the cold-endurance ceremony, “Kanchu-Misogi” at Kanda Myojin Shrine in […]