Japanese winter ritual

Updated: Jan 12, 2014 15:01 IST

Men wearing loincloths warm up before bathing in ice-cold water during a Shinto ceremony to purify their souls and wish for good health in the new year.  (Reuters)
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Men wearing loincloths warm up before bathing in ice-cold water during a Shinto ceremony to purify their souls and wish for good health in the new year. (Reuters)

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