January 8, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Braving the mid-winter chilly weather, a group of Japanese men wearing only head bands and loincloths warms themselves up before taking part in traditional ice-water bathing to celebrate the New Year at a Shinto shrine in downtown Tokyo on Sunday, January 8, 2012. It is an occasion to prove one's manhood by enduring frigid temperatures in the freezing ice water in prayer for good health for the new year. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) [3615] -mis-

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Japanese Endure New Year Ice Bath
January 8, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Braving the mid-winter chilly weather, a group of Japanese men wearing only head bands and loincloths warms themselves up before taking part in traditional ice-water bathing to celebrate the New Year at a Shinto shrine in downtown Tokyo on Sunday, January 8, 2012. It is an occasion to prove one's manhood by enduring frigid temperatures in the freezing ice water in prayer for good health for the new year. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) [3615] -mis-

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Date 8 Jan 2012
Location: Tokyo Japan
Credit: Natsuki Sakai
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