Feb/6, 2020 Konomiya Naked Festival4.1
from 2/6 '20 to 2/6 '20
Every freezing cold February, 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 Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival), held at the Owari Okunitama Shrine in Aichi Prefectures.
A 4-ton enormous mochi (rice cake) is offered to the shrine, and on the next morning, mochi is cut and served to visitors.
It is believed that people who ate this sacred mochi will be in good health.
Konomiya Naked Festival
Date : February 6, 2020
Hours : 15:00～18:00
Venue : Owari Okunitama Shrine
Address : 1-1-1 Konomiya, Inazawa-City, Aichi Prefecture
Access : a 3-min walk from Konomiya Station
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