Winter ascetic practices begin at Buddhist temple
Midwinter ascetic practices begin Jan. 24 at the Okunoin
precinct of the Koyasan Buddhist monastic complex in Wakayama
Prefecture, western Japan. The photo shows believers who joined the
training in snowy weather, chanting sutra in cold river water for 10
minutes to purify themselves from their earthly desires. The seasonal
practices will last until early February.
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