People wearing loin cloths pray as they bathe in ice-cold water outside the Teppozu Inari shrine in Tokyo on Sunday. The temperature was 7 degrees in Tokyo on Sunday. According to organizers, about 100 participants took part in the Shinto ceremony to purify their souls and wish for good health in the new year.© Japan Today
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Never a dull moment in Japan
The temperature was 7 degrees in Tokyo
quite warm :)
Don't drop the soap!
The Japanese version of the polar bear swim!
I did the polar bear swim one year in Canada. It either took years off my life or added them. I'm not sure which, but I wouldn't do it again!
Ice swimming is popular all over the world around this time of year. Makes me shudder just to think about it.
'People?'There is, like, one woman in those pictures and she isn't wearing a loin cloth. All the other young girls in the country were thinking 'kimoi.' I'm with them.
Surely they were thinking 'look at all them hot oyajis.'
There is, like, one woman in those pictures and she isn't wearing a loin cloth.
I think she is one of the temple maidens, kinda like an alter boy in a Catholic church
As repellent as this sight is, it should inspire confidence in forty-somethings like myself who wince when looking in the mirror. I won't even wear shorts in public these days.
I may be wrong about the maidens though
"If you'd open all the shades in the morning, you could get that tan back ..."
I turn red. I suppose it's better than turning a strange orange colour. That looks ridiculous ;)
Who's the dude at upper left corner?