Watch | Why are hundreds of Japanese bathing in ice water?

Published on Jan 12, 2016 06:35 PM IST
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This is how you could start the New Year with a fresh mind, body and spirit. In Japan, hundreds of people shed their warm winter clothing to bathe in ice cold water.The ice baths are part of a Shinto ritual to purify the soul and to wish for good health in the New Year. For decades now, the event has been held on the second Sunday of every year.

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