Feb 1, 2017

Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu City, Iwate

Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu City, Iwate

2nd & 3rd February, 2017 | 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 site;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/170216sominsai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.iwatetabi.jp/event/detail/03215/72.html












黒石寺蘇民祭(岩手県奥州市)

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