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A dalmatian and a French bulldog with their owners pass a sacred... News PhotoAnimal,Ceremony,French Culture,Human Interest,Japan,Making,Owner,Performance,Priest,Shinto,Shrine,Spirituality,Tokyo - Japan,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA dalmatian (centre L) and a French bulldog with their owners pass a sacred straw made ring before a purification ceremony performed by a Shinto priest (C) at the Ichigaya Kamegaoka-Hachiman shrine in Tokyo on January 13, 2013. Some 500 pets and their owners visit at the shrine to celebrate for the New Yaer and pray for their animal's health and happiness. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)