KOBE, JAPAN - JANUARY 01: A Miko (shrine Maiden) performs ritual mark to New Year's day during the celebration of "Year of the Horse" at Ikuta Shrine on January 1, 2014 in Kobe, Japan. Japanese years ... more 
KOBE, JAPAN - JANUARY 01: A Miko (shrine Maiden) performs ritual mark to New Year's day during the celebration of "Year of the Horse" at Ikuta Shrine on January 1, 2014 in Kobe, Japan. Japanese years are commonly associated with the twelve animals, Mouse, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar as people visit the Buddhist temples and shrines to pray for their health, happiness and prosperity during the New Year holidays. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images) less 
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