Sep/23 - 24, 2019 Ohara Naked Men's Festival (Ohara Hadaka Matsuri)4.4
from 9/23 '19 to 9/24 '19
The Ohara Naked Men's Festival (Ohara Hadaka Matsuri) is a 2-day annual festival held in Isumi City, Chiba Prefecture.
On the first day of the festival, around 9am, half-dressed men gather at Kashima Shrine, and carry portable shrines through the town and towards the Ohara fishing harbor in the afternoon.
The highlight of the event is the "shiofumi", a procession that local naked men carry portable shrines and wade into the sea one after the other in an energetic frenzy. It takes place around 3 p.m. on Sept. 23th at Ohara Beach.
Then the farewell to the gods event are held in the grounds of Ohara Elementary School around 6 p.m. The 18 portable shrines carried by men run in a circle there.
On the second day, the farewell event is held again at 6 p.m. at the same school as a finale of the festival with fireworks display.
Venue: Ohara Beach, Ohara Central Shopping Street, Ohara Elementary School
Access: from the Ohara Station,
- Ohara Beach ... a 20-mins walk
- Ohara Central Shopping Street... a 1-min walk
- Ohara Elementary School ... a 15-min walk
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Airport/Sta.Ohara Sta. (about 1.6km) Google Transit