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RT published this video item, entitled “A toasty ritual | Buddhist monks walk through embers in Japan” – below is their description.
A fire-walking event took place at a Buddhist temple on Mount Takao near Tokyo. The bizarre tradition is a part of the Hiwatari festival, when monks take part in an annual ritual to pray for world peace, good health and to receive protection from misfortune.
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