A naked festival? In winter? Probably not!
Winter sees some of the most eccentric festivals in Japan, and the Okayama Naked Festival is probably the most famous. One night in mid-winter, hundreds of men dressed only in loincloths gather at the local temple and fight to catch one of the many lucky sticks thrown by the temple priests. This astonishing spectacle has historical roots, and is believed to have started when those who had collected temple amulets had a lucky streak, and the news spread rapidly, greatly increasing the number of visitors interested in good luck. rub with them.
This festival is a unique opportunity to see the Japanese at their slightest inhibition, and in addition to the main event, there are many other festivities and shows to enjoy.
When to go: The festival takes place on the third Saturday of February at the Sadai-ji temple