And sometime during the week of January 10, in the heart of downtown Tokyo, men of all ages come to the Teppozu Inari Shrine to participate in the mid-winter bathing ceremony known as Kanchu Suiyoku. Aoshima-jinja is dedicated to the grandparents of the first emperor of Japan. In preparation for the event, the Shin-otoko must undergo many sanctifying rites and shave all the hair from his body. The participants were purified in cold water from the Yoshii River before the hunt in the dark for the two 20 centimetre sticks at the Kinryozan Saidaiji temple in Okayama began. The sticks, called shingi, are first blessed by the chief priest before being tossed out of a window for the crowd of men to try find. A flaming bonfire kindled from the spectators' cast-off New Year's decorations awaits the shivering marchers at the shrine.
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Yamaguchi’s Naked Man Festival: Hadakanbo
Japan outraged over drunk and naked boy band star The clean-cut star of Japan's biggest boy band is at the centre of a media frenzy after being arrested for public indecency. I told you the flu was nasty. Release date: 24 March Perhaps the most famous and widely attended of these Hadaka Matsuri is the one held in the city of Inazawa in Aichi Prefecture on the south-central coast of Honshu near the metropolis of Nagoya. Sorry, this episode is not currently available.
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If my body let me, I would have chased after them. Aoshima-jinja is dedicated to the grandparents of the first emperor of Japan. By format: Documentaries. Naked Man Festival can only be seen in Japan, so if you have a chance to travel to Japan in February, do your best to experience this fantastic custom. The ritual begins with the almost-naked men stepping into freezing water fountains where they are washed before they head into the temple. The Hadaka Matsuri mentioned here are by no means the only ones celebrated in Japan.
The guards use pails of cold water to ward off overly-eager touchers, but nevertheless, by the time the Shin-otoko reaches the temple gates, the poor guy is pummeled with bruises and reeling from exhaustion. As a dozen men jumped on top of the offering on wheels, the rest simply pushed it forwards and let it drop! Share this: Tweet Share on Tumblr. They disappeared into the shrine and Mark and I hung back, not sure what was happening. The sticks, called shingi, are first blessed by the chief priest before being tossed out of a window for the crowd of men to try find. Posted On: April 5, Posted By: admin. Hundreds of near-naked males in search of luck have scrambled to search out two sacred sticks as a part of an historic Japanese competition.
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