Nagoya's Naked Man Festival held at Konomiya township and shrine.

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NAGOYA - JAPAN, 7 February 2009: The Naked Man Festival (Hadaka Matsuri) was held. This annual event began in the year 767AD, in the Nara period. The event is held to removed bad luck and bestow good luck on the people. The event this year attracted 180,000 spectators and 12,000 (naked) male participants.
NAGOYA - JAPAN, 7 February 2009: The Naked Man Festival (Hadaka Matsuri) was held. This annual event began in the year 767AD, in the Nara period. The event is held to removed bad luck and bestow good luck on the people. The event this year attracted 180,000 spectators and 12,000 (naked) male participants.
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