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Death Defying Leap

The practice is now banned, but, during the Edo Period, to fulfill a wish, people would jump off the veranda of the Kiyomizudera Temple. If they lived, their wish would be granted. 85% survived the 40-foot fall.  As we stood … Continue reading

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