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Inazawa-City Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri
(Naked Festival of Owari Okunitama Shrine)
Date : 02/03/2023
Baring All at Konomiya Jinja Shrine's Naked Festival
Every freezing cold February, thousands of warmly dressed spectators line the avenue to the ancient shrine known as Konomiya Shrine, to watch thousands of naked men perform the Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival. The battalions of men, their manhood barely concealed by light, white cotton loincloths, are splashed with cold water as they carry portable shrines, or try to touch the "Lucky Man" as he makes his way to the inner shrine. This is the 1,200 year old Naoi-Shinji, or Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival), held at the Owari Okunitama Jinja Shrine in Aichi Prefectures' city of Inazawa.