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Eldorado

Hadaka Matsuri celebrated in Japan

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Eldorado

"About 10,000 Japanese men clad only in loincloths braved freezing temperatures at the weekend to pack into a temple and scramble in the dark for lucky wooden talismans tossed into the crowd, in a ritual that dates back five centuries.

"The highlight of the raucous day-long ‘Hadaka Matsuri’ festival came at 10 p.m. on Saturday, when the lights went out and a priest threw bundles of twigs and two lucky sticks, each about 20-cm (8-inch) -long, among the participants."

Full monty at Reuters UK: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-japan-nakedfestival/japan-prosperity-rite-draws-thousands-in-loincloths-despite-winter-cold-idUKKBN20B0DF?

Safe for Work Video at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qin1SEqLtnk

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acute
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Matsuri

I used to have a Matsui TV!

Dixon's own brand.

 

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acute

Wearing just a loincloth in winter must be a bit nippy!

 

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Piney
1 hour ago, acute said:

Wearing just a loincloth in winter must be a bit nippy!

You don't have to worry about that. You need a waist to wear one. :whistle:

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acute

Seriously?

Did no one get my "nippy" joke?

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