January 12, 2014, Tokyo, Japan - Dressed in medieval court attire, attendants offer prayers before performing ritual ablution for kitchen knives at Tokyo's Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine on Sunday, January 12, 2013, one of the features at the shrine to celebrate the coming of new year. The ceremony dates back to early eighth century in Japan, a country whose  traditional cuisine was added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list in December, 2013. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) AYF -mis-

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Kitchen Knives Ceremony in Tokyo
January 12, 2014, Tokyo, Japan - Dressed in medieval court attire, attendants offer prayers before performing ritual ablution for kitchen knives at Tokyo's Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine on Sunday, January 12, 2013, one of the features at the shrine to celebrate the coming of new year. The ceremony dates back to early eighth century in Japan, a country whose traditional cuisine was added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list in December, 2013. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) AYF -mis-

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Date 12 Jan 2014
Location: Tokyo Japan
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