The Japanese tradition of lying in the mud

Every year the Japanese come to town yotsukaido close to Tokyo to take part in the "dirty rite." Since ancient times, it has become a tradition that the festival is attended only by men. It opens with a very original ceremony. Representatives of the stronger sex, which put on a loincloth, thrown into a pit of mud. So they, among other things, pray for a good harvest and the health of infants. The holiday is a kind of Hadaka Matsuri festival, or the festival of naked men - one of Japan's most famous festivals, which takes place in various Japanese prefectures with their variations.


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