January 10, 2015, Tokyo, Japan : Participants pour themselves cold water during the Annual New Year ice bath ceremony at Kanda Myojin Shinto. A group of 38 brave men a women wearing  only shorts or loincloths pour cold water over themselves in a traditional "soul-purification" ceremony to test their endurance, they believe would purify their souls and bring them good luck.  (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Details

Japanese New Year Ice Bath 2015
January 10, 2015, Tokyo, Japan : Participants pour themselves cold water during the Annual New Year ice bath ceremony at Kanda Myojin Shinto. A group of 38 brave men a women wearing only shorts or loincloths pour cold water over themselves in a traditional "soul-purification" ceremony to test their endurance, they believe would purify their souls and bring them good luck. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Filename: aflo_gxta_japanesenewyearicebath2015032.JPG
Photographer: All Rights Reserved
Source: AFLO
Date 10 Jan 2015
Location: Tokyo Japan
Credit: Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO
Copyright: All Rights Reserved
Model Release: No
Property Release: No
Restrictions: No third party sales
Direct Link:
Keywords:
Ice bath
shinto
custom
Shrine
traditional
water
Kanda
Kanda Myojin
tokyo
japan
ice water
ceremony