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

25th - 26th February, 2015 | 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. official website ››  http://kokusekiji.e-tera.jp/sominsai.html

  • Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu City, Iwate   Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu City, Iwate
      黒石寺蘇民祭(岩手県奥州市)

  • Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu City, Iwate   Kokusekiji Temple Sominsai (Naked Festival), Oushu City, Iwate
      黒石寺蘇民祭(岩手県奥州市)

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