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Sorry, but I cannot do that!

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Well that's one way to chill out. Me, I prefer a warmer onsen or sento

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Generally, guys in Japan seem to like close-quarters bathing, etc. Polar Bear Club? Maybe. This? No way. Yes, I can see there are women in there too.

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Do doctors recommend this?

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Freezing dips are a think]=g in may countries as seen as purifying.  not dfor me thought.  surely hot water works just as well.

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I'm seeing way too much of those guys... I suggest they get with times and wear swimming trunks.

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Getting Hyperthermia and cleaning your soul, all at the same time? wow, Ill think that ill give cleaning my soul a miss today. If you went to a temple and asked a monk to forgive you and clean your soul could he? is this possible?

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Brian

Hyperthermia is the complete opposite of hypothermia ;-)

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People wearing loin cloths pray as they bathe in ice-cold water in a ceremony to purify their souls and wish for good health

You can WISH all you want for good health while bathing in icy cold water in mid winter. Getting it is another matter...

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@J,Jo, yes your right, oops! silly me.

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As if it ain't cold enough outside!

Aly RustomJan. 15 09:04 am JSTPeople wearing loin cloths pray as they bathe in ice-cold water in a ceremony to purify their souls and wish for good health

You can WISH all you want for good health while bathing in icy cold water in mid winter. Getting it is another matter...

I've seen this ceremony in a film shown in a college course I took. Couldn't these guys chant 'namo amitbah butsu' in a warmer room, by a nice fire perhaps? It'd sure feel nice.

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