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Great Fire-walking ceremony (Hiwatari) in Mt. Takao

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The Hiwatari or fire-walking ceremony at Takao-san Yakuo-in Yuki-ji Temple in Hachioji on March 13, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. Buddhist devotees walked over the fire with bare feet to pray for world peace and receive protection from misfortune and good health. Visitors can participate at the end of the ceremony to receive the benefits. The annual event is held on the second Sunday of March at the down skirt of Mt. Takao.

Gallery of Fire-walking ceremony

(Photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin). To license images please visit: ZUMAPRESS

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