Feb 16, 2013
Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu City, Iwate
16th - 17th February, 2013 | Oushu City, Iwate Pref.
Festival at Kokusekiji Temple in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture features 110 loincloth-clad men taking a bath in frigid river near the temple and climaxes with men scrambling for a hemp sack thrown into the crowd.
The festival drew some attention in 2008 when Japan's railway company refused to display a poster of the festival, saying it would cause offense.
# For the details, please access to the followings;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://kokusekiji.e-tera.jp/sominsai.html