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A elder man makes his head bitten by a 7-meter-long, 30-kilogram... News PhotoAdult,Carrying,Cultures,Fukushima Prefecture,Horizontal,Human Interest,Japan,Men,Senior Adult,Snake,StudentPhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunAIZUMISATO, JAPAN - JANUARY 07: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) A elder man makes his head bitten by a 7-meter-long, 30-kilogram straw snake carried by school pupils in hope of good health during the Hebi-no-Gonenshi, or Snake's New Year on January 7, 2013 in Aizumisato, Fukushima, Japan. The event, has more than 120 years tradition, started in Meiji Period when local people suffered from water shortage prayed to a straw snake. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)