festivals & rites

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hadaka-matsuri 裸 祭り
festival of the naked


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The participants of this festival, different groups of young and elder men - naked except for their white tabi and loincloths (fundoshi) - jostle and fight with each other to obtain good fortune. Saidai-ji Temple. City of Okayama in February .


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Saidai-ji temple / Okayama City
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festival ot the naked - family group
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company group
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youthful group
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quick pray for successful competition
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company group  (2)
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warming up by ecstasy
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quick prayer
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encouraging by whistle
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putting on the laincloths = fundoshi
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fundoshi  (2)
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fundoshi  (3)
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entering the temple hall
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small talk
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ritual of purification in iced water
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gathering in the temple hall 
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taking position
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waiting for midnight
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gathering in tempel hall
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gathering in tempel hall  (2)
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gathering in tempel hall  (3)
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gathering in tempel hall  (4)
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race starting at midnight
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gathering in tempel hall  (5)
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