A Shinto priest performs a ceremony before a wooden phallus during Honen-sai, a fertility festival at Tagata Shrine in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. (All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Men carry […]
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People struggle on the ground to grab pieces of the target during the Hosha Shinji ritual on January 15, 2016 at Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya, Japan. Getting the center block […]
A Daruma doll burns in a fire at Wakamiya Hachiman-sha shrine in Nagoya, Japan on January 14th, 2016. People burn New Year decorations and lucky symbols from the previous year […]
(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Participants wear only short or loincloths before taking a “purification” dip ice cold water during the annual […]