Nearly naked men splashing water on eachother to thank gods

I don’t fully understand why, but these men are celebrating their beloved water source and its miraculous return by throwing water on each other in winter. And, as its a sacred ritual, they are wearing almost no clothing. It’s called Yu kake matsuri (湯かけ祭り), which basically means water splashing festival.  Thanks to the hubb for forwarding this video.

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2 comments

  1. We have a kind of similar event in Thailand, called Songkran (สงกรานต์). Unfortunately, men are not naked but people still splash water at themselves. Will report the event this year 😉

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