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by Bob Kerstetter
A protector lion bites the head of a female visitor to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.
While the lion dances after its prey to the beat of drums, its bite causes no injury. Instead, it brings good luck and happiness to its volunteer victims. This lion dances during a sakura (cherry blossom) celebration. See our article on lion dancing.
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