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In Photos: Kyoto does the time warp again with Aoi Matsuri

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Sayo Tomita, the saio-dai (or heroine) of this year's Aoi Matsuri festival in Kyoto, cleanses her hands as part of a ritual to purify her body and soul, at the Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward, on May 4, 2017. (Mainichi)

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