Facebook Twitter Email. The event, called "Hadaka Matsuri" in Japanese, is a wild and raucous festival held every year on the third Saturday of February at the Saidaiji Kannonin Temple, about a minute train ride from Okayama city. But the 10, or so male participants aren't as naked as the festival's name suggests. They sport a minimal amount of clothing; usually a Japanese loincloth called a "fundoshi" and a pair of white socks called "tabi. The festival, which celebrates the blessings of a bountiful harvest, prosperity and fertility, starts at around p.
Hadaka Matsuri: Japan's famed Naked Festival canceled for all but a select few
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Did you know about Japan’s annual Naked Festival?
Men cram into the temple waiting for priests to drop the sacred talisman at the Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival at Saidaiji Temple on February 21, in Okayama, Japan. Nearly 10, men battle to grab a pair of lucky sticks thrown by priests in this one of the most vibrant festivals in Japan. A participant inserts a paper with his name, blood type and emergency contact number into his loincloth at the Hadaka Matsuri in Okayama on February 21,
Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — This time a year ago, thousands gathered for Japan's annual Hadaka Matsuri -- also popularly known as the "Naked Festival"-- in Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Honshu island. In today's climate of social distancing, the video highlights from last year's event see above are a surreal reminder of how much has changed since then. And this year was no exception.