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Updated: March 10, 2020
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This tradition of ceremonially burning items in a sacred fire began in the Heian period (794-1185). Old talismans, New Year's ornaments and other items are burned at the shrine. The highlight of the event is toasting mochi rice cakes in the fire. Eating one is said to guarantee good health for the following year.
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