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PHOTO: Sweeping away ‘ko-ro-na’

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                                <strong>Sweeping away </strong><strong>‘ko-ro-na’</strong>: A giant statue of Ebisu, the god of luck and prosperity, got its year-ending dusting last week at Osaki Ebisu Shrine in Mooka, Tochigi prefecture. Seven priests cleaned the 65-foot statue using 5.67-meter-long bamboo brooms, symbolizing the numbers five, six and seven, which are read together as “ko-ro-na” in Japanese.

    YOMIURI-JAPAN NEWS

    Sweeping away ‘ko-ro-na’: A giant statue of Ebisu, the god of luck and prosperity, got its year-ending dusting last week at Osaki Ebisu Shrine in Mooka, Tochigi prefecture. Seven priests cleaned the 65-foot statue using 5.67-meter-long bamboo brooms, symbolizing the numbers five, six and seven, which are read together as “ko-ro-na” in Japanese.

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