Thousands of near-naked men—clad only in traditional Japanese loincloths—face the cold to compete for sacred offerings thrown to the crowds at the climax of this annual religious rite. The festival is held on the third Saturday in February, with proceedings beginning from mid-afternoon:. The Shingi Touka climax is the main event at Hadaka Matsuri, where thousands of men compete for sacred Shingi sticks that are released into the temple crowds. Just before 10pm, all lights at the main temple hall are cut, serving to stir up the anticipation to fever-pitch levels. At 10pm, one hundred small kushigo sticks are released into the crowd, before the chief priest drops two coveted Shingi sticks into the crowds at bay. The crowds jostle to secure them, for acquiring one of these Shingi is said to bring great prosperity and fortune for the year ahead. The smaller kushigo is said to bring a portion of luck too. Believe it or not, it's actually possible for anyone to participate in Okayama's Naked Man Festival — hopefuls just need to apply in advance at the temple itself.
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Registered in Ireland: Did you go for 9, men in white loin cloths fighting it out over bundles of incense by any chance? People from all over the country travel to Okayama City every February to strip down and take part in Hadaka Matsuri. Lucky sacred sticks — called shingi — are thrown into the crowd from the roof of the Saidaji Kannon-in Temple by a priest. Anyone who manages to grab the batons and thrust them upright in a wooden measuring box is blessed with a year of happiness, according to Japanese tradition.
The acronym stands for Clothed Female Naked Male, which pretty much sums up the nature of the fetish. He tells Metro. Arriving at the start of the night, Terry was told to remove his clothes. Then along with the 14 other men attending, he was given a glass of Champagne, a mask the wearing of which was optional and a g-string for the initial ice-breaker.