This is one of the most popular festivals Hadaka Matsuri, which is held annually(summer or winter) in the temple in Okayama Saidaiji.
Около 10 000 Men come to the festival, hoping to bring good luck for the whole year.
Men wear minimal clothing, usually it loincloths, called fudoshi, oxygen, sometimes completely nude. Between them begins the struggle for 2 sacred sticks shingi. During the struggle they poured cold water. At ambient temperature 1 градус, this is the test. People warmed body alcohol and fights. It's hard not to get a single blow of the crowd in 10 000 people, that rage in the fight for just 2 sticks(in the crowd throw plenty, but 2 real, sacred).
Sacred production must be attributed to the gate of the temple. The winner also receives a cash prize.
The festival starts at 6 pm, when the boys junior classes compete in the struggle for rice cakes. In 11 people are sent to the temple, where at midnight and inflames the battle.
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