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Prosperity rite draws thousands in loincloths despite winter cold

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By Akira Tomoshige

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Obviously no worries yet about coronavirus amongst these brave Okayama folk.

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Or is it a photo of the Yamanote line at 8 am?

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My brother-in-law is from Saidaiji so I've entered this with his team in the past. The cold is not so bad because of the sheer number of people. What I wasn't ready for was the brawling. I saw one guy smash his collar bone as he was flung down the podium steps. After that I hung around the edge of the mob. I'd rather be cold with all bones intact thank you.

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Looks like an image of hell.

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Prosperity rite draws thousands in loincloths despite winter cold

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Once a year, at the coldest time in February, we wrap ourselves in just a loincloth to be a man,

You need to do that to consider yourself a man? That's sad.

Obviously no worries yet about coronavirus amongst these brave Okayama folk.

yup. unfortunately, viruses don't shy away from brave country folk. Its an equal opportunity infector.

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About 10000 too many males in there for me. You can have it.

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@Shipwrecker, I think I can see you in the top right corner, lurking! Must have been a great experience nevertheless.

Japanese festivals are the best thing about this country, they're absolutely brilliant.

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Went to this years ago (just to watch, although some were suggesting I participate). Bitterly cold evening and people were throwing cold water on the participants as they marched through the streets to add to the good humour. A number of signs (widely ignored) pointed out "No Alcohol"

Sounds like a good way to get pneumonia, not to mention broken bones

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Good way too get the flu

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