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The Naked Man Festival ★ ONLY in JAPAN #01 岡山「裸祭り」

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On one of the winter's coldest nights in Japan, you will find 10,000 screaming men running the streets around Okayama's Saidaiji Temple naked except for a thin loin cloth. It's one of the most unusual sights you can see in Japan -- and it's also an festival you can take part in -- which is my experience recorded in this episode. But I wanted to get a little deeper into the meaning of this festival so get ready for the complete story. For over 500 years, Japan's third oldest festival is one of its most unique. 9000 mostly naked men celebrate in the cold for religious and traditional reasons and John is there to report as a participant. We will look around the city of Okayama, it's castle, Korakuen, and go to Saidaiji temple to preview the fest. In the evening, John gets ready with a group at a local company. Learn the insides of this amazing festival from from you need to enter, things to buy and the deep religious and spiritual meaning. The Naked Man Festival or "Hadaka Matsuri" in Japanese is held on the third Saturday in February. You don't need to sign up in advance, but it helps if you go early and make friends. Just go and find a tent that will host you. The fee is about 3000 yen and you get access to the tent, the fundoshi (Japanese thong) and equipment, place to store your things and stay warm before and after. See the Miyazaki Hadaka Matsuri at Aoshima here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAZqkOxvMFA ★ Subtitles / CC Producers A big thank you for your help in making this episode more accessible to others around the world! SPANISH subtitles provided by: Ricardo J. Alvelo Guerrero Crew: Cameraman: Kevin Riley This video was produced with the cooperation of Saidaiji Temple, the city of Okayama and Asahi Electric Company THANK YOU!! Naked Man Festival Japan Guide available here: http://onlyinjapan.tv/naked-man-festival-hadaka-matsuri-complete-report/ Other resources / links: Japan National Tourist Organization: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/festival/saidaijieyohadaka.html Saidaiji Templke website: http://www.saidaiji.jp/website/access (Japanese Only) Google Map to Saidaiji: https://goo.gl/maps/XWm1CnmrRNo Address: (Japanese) 〒704-8116 岡山市東区西大寺中3-8-8 (English) 3 Chome-8-8 Saidaijinaka, Higashi Ward, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture 704-8116 JAPAN This program has been produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ John has been a regular reporter for NHK World highlighting attractions in Tokyo since 2008.
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Perry Weebo (21 hours ago)
10:58= I almost threw out my phone due to shock😂😂😂 WTF😂😂
meehd01 (5 days ago)
A blond guy would really stand out in the crowd or a really hairy guy.
m d (6 days ago)
NHK rocks. John Daub rolls. Always a good time on these segments.
Wow! 😱 -3 and naked!!!! Nice butt 😁
Ariel De Los santos (14 days ago)
What are you shouting? Have fun!
Asa Hamarrhjarta (21 days ago)
1:57 makes me think of Takeshi's Castle. They never do get to the top
Raju Kumaran (21 days ago)
Gay as f
Doll Face (21 days ago)
Is there a female version of this? I'm a woman and it would be cool if there's a naked woman festival too.
windstorm1000 (23 days ago)
Healthy male bonding experience. Nothing comparable in USA like this- maybe why so much crime. I think hammans/Turkish baths in middle east comparable
windstorm1000 (23 days ago)
Respect John for learning difficult Japanese language. Natives must lov you for that
TheInfamous MsC (23 days ago)
Welcome to wearing a thong, buddy. Now you know how us women felt in the 90's - lol!
Donald Dita (1 month ago)
lie! they are not naked though
Panino Manino (1 month ago)
-3 Celsius, throwing cold water... what about the fearful japanese cold?
perino lequin (1 month ago)
showing extra small penises and uncut at that? how shameful
Geoffrey Hattersley (1 month ago)
Love the wedging
Geoffrey Hattersley (1 month ago)
Most of the allied servicemen prisoners of war ended up wearing this sort of thing as they ran out of things to wear
markmh835 (1 month ago)
John eventually says he is feeling warm, not cold. Well, everyone knows that with hypothermia, you do feel warm ............. right before you die! 😳
Chillicrab (1 month ago)
what a big way to start your youtube channel! as of this writing you are at 964k sub, looking forward to your 1st million sub! all the best! And I do feel that pain with that big wedgie (O.O)"
Julian Coulden (1 month ago)
Only in japan! Utter madness!
Edward Ladrera (1 month ago)
Deep spiritual meaning??? hahaha I have not tried running around with exposed behind in my life so it could be FUN.
Rb Smith (1 month ago)
I hope that they would catch pneumonia.
killme ri (1 month ago)
So this is what you were talking about OOOF
Lucky Angel (1 month ago)
Gotta get mehs some fundoshis
holycrow! (1 month ago)
The japanese equivalent of a gay parade lol
GMSmartphone Sicherung (1 month ago)
Man, japanese are hard guys :)
Benjamin Christensen (1 month ago)
I wonder why it's called naked, when they are not naked..
yew nam mak (1 month ago)
John this old vid of urs is so honest and so much better than the current ones. I miss ur old days....
Angry Finger (2 months ago)
That's solo bad
The Happy Hour Hound (2 months ago)
john did you speak japanese at this time?
Jeddah Buan (3 months ago)
I love youuuuu John!!! Hahhaha! Looking forward to see you in Japan! Mata ne.. 🙏🇯🇵
DLC ENERGY (3 months ago)
10:58 bwahahahaha! xD
Mega Mijit (3 months ago)
i have to do this one day! if theres one thing i love... its... being naked with other men.
Theresa Pepanio (4 months ago)
I love Japan this is One of an awesome place here on earth. Huge thanks John for all your videos. You did an awesome job. Keep it up!
Abhishek Dixit (4 months ago)
Anyone here in 2018?
bimt (4 months ago)
better run almost naked than grabbing an incorrect 'stick' lol
Spencer Black (4 months ago)
Music at 2:50???
xyval (4 months ago)
Joel Simbahan (5 months ago)
japan is good place
Was there a age limit for this?
I love this, dont know why i just do 😹😹😹
Dennis Staughton (5 months ago)
Japanese penises on a freezing cold night.... Why bother with the loin cloths?
Oppai Soul (5 months ago)
that looks like so much ffun
happy gay (5 months ago)
And I thought I was gay...
Mochi _26 (5 months ago)
This is the funniest vid by you
Lil Elote (5 months ago)
Lil Elote (5 months ago)
Edo van Deest (5 months ago)
Wauw, after al you video's this stil is the first one :-)
Mr Sausage (5 months ago)
14:22 hi there
Eclipse the Wolf (5 months ago)
EricWilke1141987 (5 months ago)
If I ever go to Japan I want you to show me around.
鹿卡 鹿卡 (5 months ago)
nice festival...n nice buttsssssss ^++++++++++^~
Isaiah Singleton (6 months ago)
"we felt like rockstars" "or members of a famous band"
CodeHurricane Studios (6 months ago)
10:58 jumpscare warning
Golden Calavera (6 months ago)
I was thinking "I saw a Travels with the Bondi Vet episode where Chris went to the same festival..." and there he was!
S春香 (6 months ago)
Minamoto (6 months ago)
David L (6 months ago)
8:14, it hurts
David L (6 months ago)
I wonder if they have naked woman festival. XD
THE MATOYA (6 months ago)
Wash your head
Josh Brown (7 months ago)
I'm covered in tattoos, would I still be able to take part in this festival?
MYinfinitig35 (7 months ago)
It looks so fun but I’d freeze from hypothermia. Lol
MYinfinitig35 (7 months ago)
U have a really nice booty.
Mayra Rosa (7 months ago)
Your videos are very informative and very well done you should have a tv show
Welly (7 months ago)
Really cool. It looks like you had lots of fun (and cold) lol. Love your videos. Thank you for enabling us to have a glimpse into this fantastic country's culture. 👍👍
Paul Fumero (7 months ago)
Dude your lucky charms are showing... LOL
John Paulo Trillana (7 months ago)
Wouldnt be surprised if FilthyFrank(Joji) participated in one of these.
Jeremy Ksor (7 months ago)
It’s not naked also fun to watch . My Montagnards indigenous Central highland Our costume all the men wore like that before , our clothes have a texture not plan .
Code Soul (7 months ago)
This is not bad; some people act like their goods were hanging out but I can understand the uncomfort if you feel that you don't have a good body by materialistic standards
Jorge Dominguez (7 months ago)
Santos8085 (8 months ago)
I came from the future (2018)
MissRapheliaRochaz (8 months ago)
wow.. thank you for the informative video 😊😊andd..you do have a verry gooood body 😁
Chariklia Groenendijk (8 months ago)
Watched this episode for the 1rst time today. Was good?
MYT CR8TiV (8 months ago)
Ultra shrinkage
Santos8085 (9 months ago)
I came from the future (2018)
StrawberryRose (9 months ago)
You have a cute bottom
marimo chan (9 months ago)
I thoroughly enjoyed this more than I should have...
Elizabeth Batarilan (9 months ago)
Nice to see your post, Japan is rich in culture and tradition. My favorite destination I came to Japan twice and hoping to travel again. I have a lot respect to Japanese. Thanks for sharing John.
biebe08 (9 months ago)
cool, i mean cold. nah, just nah. but the culture, ok... i appreciate it.
les&chier Kerekes (9 months ago)
Your a great guy to participate
gumdokim (9 months ago)
Maybe I can meet me a Japanese husband there lol I am looking for husband #2, my last husband was kinda defective Jk.
gumdokim (9 months ago)
10:58 Looks like he was flashing somebody with his cheeky grin. lmfao
H Q (9 months ago)
Real men like to see naked women....
Shortys (9 months ago)
I'm pretty new to the channel but this is a ROCKSTAR night.... traditional at that.
Phuong Nguyen (10 months ago)
washoi... washoi... washoi :)
ResidentEvil302 rican215 (10 months ago)
He's the only one wit hair on his chest lol
ResidentEvil302 rican215 (10 months ago)
It's kinda gay looking but it looks fun I would do it lol
BIKER ***** (10 months ago)
Damnnnn -3' to cold for me.. wouldn't do that
loserr._.natsumii (10 months ago)
I know this i see this on my book it’s kinda awkward to be naked (btw no hate to Japan I LOVE JAPAN JAPAN IS THE BEST PLACE🇯🇵🇯🇵)
ssdarko1 (10 months ago)
Damn you know he thicc
leannescotty (10 months ago)
I wonder if Roald Dahl based his story of “James and the Giant Peach” off of Okayama’s Momotaró/Peach Boy... sounds oddly familiar! Interesting though! Love your videos :)
PopukoLemon * (11 months ago)
Edo van Deest (11 months ago)
This is stil a special one!The first for John and Kevin as a Camera man. 5 yaers ago
mcmuffin shane (11 months ago)
Money shot 8:01
JMB (11 months ago)
Broken English here (11 months ago)
there smelly japanese ass
Alice Ton (11 months ago)
Sonja (11 months ago)
Enjoyed the video
Directorgaming (11 months ago)
Noah R. (11 months ago)
do you think i could do this as a transgender man?
Sky Watcher (11 months ago)

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