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IN PICTURES: Hiwatari matsuri, Japan’s fire-walking festival

March 11 2019

A sacred fire burning during the Hiwatari fire walking festival in a fire ritual called Saito Goma-ku at Yakuo-in temple in Takaosanguchi in Tokyo, Japan . Every year on the second Sunday of March Yamabushi Ascetic Monks, Worshipers and participants take part at a large open-air fire ritual at the foot of the Mount Takao in western region of the Tokyo walking barefoot over the hot coals.


Richie Gray to join Scotland squad for Japan Test

June 13 2016

Scotland's hopes of maintaining their 100 percent record over Japan has been given a boost with news that Richie Gray, the giant second row, should join his colleagues in the squad on Monday and could come into consideration for the opening Test on Saturday.