The Daily Manila Shimbun


New Year Ritual

January 12, 2020

Men and women receiving a blessing before bathing in ice-cold water during a ceremony at the Teppozu Inari Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, 12 January 2020.

Men and women participants took part in the ice water endurance purification ceremony to purify their souls and pray for good health in the new year. EPA-Jiji Press