Naked Man festival in Okayama, Japan

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Held on a winter evening, the festival features 5,000 men in loincloths vying for a symbolic baton, which is tossed into the inebriated throng. Whoever possesses the baton receives good luck for the year. The scrum becomes tumultuous when one man catches the baton because anyone who touches him acquires the good luck as well.

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