Japanese people new year eve purification

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Japanese people in the temple at new year's eve. In the begining of a new year,Japanese people gathered to visit different shrines and pray for a good year.The event is called Hatsumode and it takes place between 1-4 January. Water-filled basins are used by worshipers for washing their hands, mouth and finally the handle of the water ladle to purify themselves before approaching the main Shinto shrine.

Photo Taken On: December 31st, 2009

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