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Anime, Bizarre

Akihabara Shrine offers memorial services for dead anime figures

Akihabara Shrine offers memorial services for dead anime figures

A shrine maiden posed for a portrait in front of the entrance of Akihabara shrine in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan. June 27, 2016. (Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/AFLO) Anime figures […]

Features, Traditional Japan

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 […]

News, Society, Traditional Japan

Japanese Businessmen Pray for Better Business in 2013

Japanese Businessmen Pray for Better Business in 2013

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – A Shinto priest performs a purification ritual for a group of Japanese business persons who offer prayers […]