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Chilly dip

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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.

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Never a dull moment in Japan

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The temperature was 7 degrees in Tokyo

quite warm :)

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Don't drop the soap!

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interesting event.

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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!

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Ice swimming is popular all over the world around this time of year. Makes me shudder just to think about it.

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'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.

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Surely they were thinking 'look at all them hot oyajis.'

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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

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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.

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I may be wrong about the maidens though

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"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 ;)

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Who's the dude at upper left corner?

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