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Hiwatari: fire-walking ceremony in Mt. Takao

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Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin


A Buddhist practitioner walks on the fire during the Hiwatari or fire-walking ceremony at Yakuo-in temple on March 10, 2019, 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.

Please watch a short video of Hiwatari or fire-walking ceremony.



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