• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF STAUNCH JAPANESE BUDDHIST DEVOTEES ARE FLOCKING TO THE FOOT OF MOUNT TAKAO, ABOUT 50 KILOMETRES WEST OF TOKYO, THE JAPANESE CAPITAL, TO PURIFY THEIR BODIES - UNDER A WATERFALL.

  • Description

    HUNDREDS OF STAUNCH JAPANESE BUDDHIST DEVOTEES ARE FLOCKING TO THE FOOT OF MOUNT TAKAO, ABOUT 50 KILOMETRES WEST OF TOKYO, THE JAPANESE CAPITAL, TO PURIFY THEIR BODIES - UNDER A WATERFALL.

    MOST OF THE DEVOTEES SHIVER UNDER THE WATERFALL FOR IT IS WINTER IN JAPAN. WHILE STANDING UNDER THE WATERFALL THEY PRAY TO LORD BUDDHA TO PROTECT AND KEEP THEM HEALTHY AND STRONG.

    SUCH CEREMONIES ARE ONLY HELD IN THE REMOTE AREAS OF JAPAN WHERE IT IS BELIEVED THAT BATHING UNDER THE WATERFALL DURING WINTER IS GOD BOTH FOR THE MIND AND BODY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8QDHMZS5JEGJXIE51MF01QJO
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8QDHMZS5JEGJXIE51MF01QJO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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