Tokyo, Japan. 24th Feb, 2019. Participants dressed in women's kimonos and wearing makeup, pose for a group photo during the Ikazuchi no Daihannya festival in the Shinzoin Temple. Festival volunteers carry 6 containers from the Shinzoin Temple around the neighborhood to chase away evil spirits. The origins of this annual event are disputed, but the legend tells the priest of Shinzoin Temple visited house to house to prevent the spread of cholera during the late Edo era. Another legend of a man who lived in the neighborhood dressed in women's kimono to scare away the bad spirits for his si

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Tokyo, Japan. 24th Feb, 2019. Participants dressed in women's kimonos and wearing makeup, pose for a group photo during the Ikazuchi no Daihannya festival in the Shinzoin Temple. Festival volunteers carry 6 containers from the Shinzoin Temple around the neighborhood to chase away evil spirits. The origins of this annual event are disputed, but the legend tells the priest of Shinzoin Temple visited house to house to prevent the spread of cholera during the late Edo era. Another legend of a man who lived in the neighborhood dressed in women's kimono to scare away the bad spirits for his si
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February 24, 2019 - Tokyo, Japan - Participants dressed in women's kimonos and wearing makeup, pose for a group photo during the Ikazuchi no Daihannya festival in the Shinzoin Temple. Festival volunteers carry 6 containers from the Shinzoin Temple around the neighborhood to chase away evil spirits. The origins of this annual event are disputed, but the legend tells the priest of Shinzoin Temple visited house to house to prevent the spread of cholera during the late Edo era. Another legend of a man who lived in the neighborhood dressed in women's kimono to scare away the bad spirits for his sister who was suffering from tuberculosis. (Credit Image: © Rodrigo Reyes Marin/ZUMA Wire)

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