Hadaka ni narimashou! (Let’s get naked!)
During Kounomiya Hadaka Matsuri thousands of barely clothed men line the streets of Inazawa City, Aichi, Japan, in the hope of touching a completely shaved and totally naked man (or Shin-otokoa) as he passes through the city streets on his way to the Kounomiya Shrine. Shinto tradition believes that the Shin-otokoa absorbs all bad luck and evil deeds from the men who touch him.
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Picture: Hadaka Matsuri by .A.G.M., on Flickr