Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Annual Naked Festival Held Today In Japan - SEE PHOTOS

More than 9,000 men took part in the Hadaka Matsuri – known as the Naked Festival – at Saidaiji Temple today.
They donned white Japanese loincloths with the help of their peers, before stepping into cold fountains, where they purified their bodies with water.
They then battled fiercely with each other in a bid to grab the pair of lucky sticks – known as the shingi – which were thrown into the crowd by a priest from a four-metre high window.
According to Japanese tradition, anyone who gets catches the items and thrusts them in a wooden measuring box, called the masu, is blessed with 12 months of luck and happiness... See more

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