Saidaiji Eyō Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival)

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This festival is held every year on the 3rd Saturday in February. Also called a “Hadaka (Naked) Festival”, this festival is nationally famous as being one of the three biggest naked festivals in Japan. About 10,000 naked men gather on a cold winter night to compete in a fierce battle over the two treasure wood (Shinki) that are dropped from the main temple of Saidaiji Temple at midnight. Those who get the treasure are called “Fuku Otoko”, and it is said that they will recieve good luck.

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Saidaiji Eyō Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival)

3 Chome-8-8 Saidaijinaka, Higashi-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama-ken 704-8116, Japan