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Japanese test endurance in water purification ritual

Published on Jan 12, 2013 4:50 PM
 

Shinto believers pour cold water over themselves despite the winter cold to purify their bodies and souls as part of the new year endurance show at Kanda Shrine, known as Kanda Myojin, in Tokyo on Jan 12, 2013.

About 50 people participated in the annual winter event.