Japan Prepares For New Year : News Photo

Japan Prepares For New Year

KOBE, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: A Miko (shrine maidens) decorate shrine paper decoration for celebration of the forthcoming 'Year of the Snake' at Ikuta Shrine on December 27, 2012 in Kobe, Japan. Japanese years are commonly associated with the twelve animals Mouse, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
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KOBE, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: A Miko (shrine maidens) decorate shrine paper decoration for celebration of the forthcoming 'Year of the Snake' at Ikuta Shrine on December 27, 2012 in Kobe, Japan. Japanese years are commonly associated with the twelve animals Mouse, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
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December 27, 2012
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Miko decorate shrine paper decoration for celebration of the... News Photo 158737498Celebration,Decoration,Horizontal,Human Interest,Japan,Kobe - Japan,Paper,Preparation,Year Of The SnakePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Buddhika WeerasingheKOBE, JAPAN - DECEMBER 27: A Miko (shrine maidens) decorate shrine paper decoration for celebration of the forthcoming 'Year of the Snake' at Ikuta Shrine on December 27, 2012 in Kobe, Japan. Japanese years are commonly associated with the twelve animals Mouse, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)