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Midwinter-ice water bathing ceremony 2022 in Tokyo

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Participants wearing face masks pray in a pool of freezing-cold water containing large blocks of ice during the annual midwinter-ice water bathing (Kanchu-Suiyoku) purification ceremony at Teppozu Inari Shrine on January 9, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. About 22 brave participants (18 men and 3 women) joined the purification ritual to pray for a healthy new year.


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