Japan worshippers walk across hot coals to pray for safety
A Buddhist monk wearing a protective mask carries a child as he walks across smouldering coals at the fire-walmore
The fire-walking was more tense than usual because participants were required to wear masks and maintain sociamore
Buddhist monks spread embers in a bonfire. "Passing your body through the flames cleanses your soul and delivemore
The festival, called hiwatari matsuri in Japanese, has a history of about 50 years at Mt. Takaosan. The monks more
Worshippers followed the monks, wearing masks due to the coronavirus. Some monks carried small children over tmore
Tokyo is preparing to host the Summer Olympics this year, delayed from 2020 because of the coronavirus, with dmore
A woman and a girl walk across coals. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Visitors watch the fire-walking festival. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A Buddhist monk walks across coals. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Buddhist monks and visitors watch a bonfire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A man prays as he walks across coals. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A Buddhist monk helps a woman walk across coals. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Buddhist monks splash water and spread embers on a bonfire. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A woman prays as she walks across coals. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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