Tokyo worshippers throw freezing water over themselves in Shinto ritual to welcome in the New Year 


Having a splashing time! Tokyo worshippers throw freezing water over themselves in Shinto ritual to welcome in the New Year

  • Shinto worshippers gathered in Tokyo yesterday to purify their bodies and souls
  • Participants threw freezing water over themselves in the Kanda Myojin ritual
  • The cold water endurance ceremony is held annually in the Japanese capital




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