MOUNT TAKAO FIREWALK. HIWATARI MATSURI. SAITO GOMA-KU. PART THE FIFTH. FEET.

Attenders at the festival may walk in the tracks of the monks.

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When their walk is completed, a paper is given them.

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As they streamed by, their feet caught my eyes. I don’t expect that bare feet are a common public sight in Japan.

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These feet are sooty from walking on ash and charcoal.

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They need to be cleaned.

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So shoes may be put back on.

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