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Photo Journal: Red, white and new

(Mainichi)

Temporary "shrine maidens" practice putting on traditional red "hakama" trousers at Dazaifu Tenman-gu shrine in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, on Dec. 28, 2015. About 85 temporary shrine staff including high school students were recruited to help handle the large crowds expected around New Year's. They were given instructions on how to put on the red-and-white uniform, as well as on how to greet visitors and present charms and talismans they will oversee. (Mainichi)

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