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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. ★ 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 for WAO! RYU TV John has been a regular reporter for NHK World highlighting attractions in Tokyo since 2008.
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The Happy Hour Hound (4 days ago)
john did you speak japanese at this time?
Jeddah Buan (1 month ago)
I love youuuuu John!!! Hahhaha! Looking forward to see you in Japan! Mata ne.. 🙏🇯🇵
DLC ENERGY (1 month ago)
10:58 bwahahahaha! xD
Mega Mijit (1 month ago)
i have to do this one day! if theres one thing i love... its... being naked with other men.
Theresa Pepanio (2 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 (2 months ago)
Anyone here in 2018?
bimt (2 months ago)
better run almost naked than grabbing an incorrect 'stick' lol
Spencer Black (2 months ago)
Music at 2:50???
xyval (2 months ago)
Joel Simbahan (2 months ago)
japan is good place
Was there a age limit for this?
I love this, dont know why i just do 😹😹😹
Dennis Staughton (3 months ago)
Japanese penises on a freezing cold night.... Why bother with the loin cloths?
Oppai Soul (3 months ago)
that looks like so much ffun
happy gay (3 months ago)
And I thought I was gay...
Lisa Aleman (3 months ago)
This is the funniest vid by you
Lil Elote (3 months ago)
Lil Elote (3 months ago)
Edo van Deest (3 months ago)
Wauw, after al you video's this stil is the first one :-)
Mr Sausage (3 months ago)
14:22 hi there
Eclipse the Wolf (3 months ago)
EricWilke1141987 (3 months ago)
If I ever go to Japan I want you to show me around.
鹿卡 鹿卡 (3 months ago)
nice festival...n nice buttsssssss ^++++++++++^~
Isaiah Singleton (3 months ago)
"we felt like rockstars" "or members of a famous band"
Code Hurricane (4 months ago)
10:58 jumpscare warning
Golden Calavera (4 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 (4 months ago)
minamoto Tsubasa (4 months ago)
David L (4 months ago)
8:14, it hurts
David L (4 months ago)
I wonder if they have naked woman festival. XD
THE MATOYA (4 months ago)
Wash your head
Josh Brown (4 months ago)
I'm covered in tattoos, would I still be able to take part in this festival?
MYinfinitig35 (5 months ago)
It looks so fun but I’d freeze from hypothermia. Lol
MYinfinitig35 (5 months ago)
U have a really nice booty.
Mayra Rosa (5 months ago)
Your videos are very informative and very well done you should have a tv show
Welly (5 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 (5 months ago)
Dude your lucky charms are showing... LOL
Nhiujeez (5 months ago)
Wouldnt be surprised if FilthyFrank(Joji) participated in one of these.
Jeremy Ksor (5 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 (5 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 (5 months ago)
Santos8085 (6 months ago)
I came from the future (2018)
MissRapheliaRochaz (6 months ago)
wow.. thank you for the informative video 😊😊andd..you do have a verry gooood body 😁
Chariklia Groenendijk (6 months ago)
Watched this episode for the 1rst time today. Was good?
MYT CR8TiV (6 months ago)
Ultra shrinkage
Santos8085 (7 months ago)
I came from the future (2018)
StrawberryRose (7 months ago)
You have a cute bottom
marimo chan (7 months ago)
I thoroughly enjoyed this more than I should have...
Elizabeth Batarilan (7 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 (7 months ago)
cool, i mean cold. nah, just nah. but the culture, ok... i appreciate it.
les&chier Kerekes (7 months ago)
Your a great guy to participate
gumdokim (7 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 (7 months ago)
10:58 Looks like he was flashing somebody with his cheeky grin. lmfao
H Q (7 months ago)
Real men like to see naked women....
Shortys (7 months ago)
I'm pretty new to the channel but this is a ROCKSTAR night.... traditional at that.
Phuong Nguyen (7 months ago)
washoi... washoi... washoi :)
ResidentEvil302 rican215 (8 months ago)
He's the only one wit hair on his chest lol
ResidentEvil302 rican215 (8 months ago)
It's kinda gay looking but it looks fun I would do it lol
Dimitriy Ruz (8 months ago)
Great respect to you 💪
BIKER ***** (8 months ago)
Damnnnn -3' to cold for me.. wouldn't do that
loserr._.natsumii (8 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 (8 months ago)
Damn you know he thicc
leannescotty (8 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 * (8 months ago)
Edo van Deest (8 months ago)
This is stil a special one!The first for John and Kevin as a Camera man. 5 yaers ago
mcmuffin shane (9 months ago)
Money shot 8:01
JMB (9 months ago)
Broken English here (9 months ago)
there smelly japanese ass
Alice Ton (9 months ago)
Sonja (9 months ago)
Enjoyed the video
Directorgaming (9 months ago)
Noah R. (9 months ago)
do you think i could do this as a transgender man?
Sky Watcher (9 months ago)
Cynthia Urrea (9 months ago)
Wow kinda see John differently 😂
runa runa (9 months ago)
The meaning of the valley that everyone is shouting came god in Hebrew! I mean
oscar phelan (10 months ago)
10:26 lol "touch okay" enough said
SATURN137 rmv (10 months ago)
We see your buttcheeks!!! 😂😂😂😂😂
Stephanie Rayside Rayside (10 months ago)
......?? weird Festival.
asd asdas (10 months ago)
Looks like a really fun event, if you can get pass your embarrassments.
SilkyC (10 months ago)
I really have some literal catching up to do with your videos and I am SO excited!!!
Zack 691 (10 months ago)
If you do this kind of act in america, they all will immediately turns into gay..
Alice Candy (10 months ago)
I hate this
Tammy Smith (10 months ago)
You look a little nervous and cold. Lol😄 and your sexy. 💋💋💝💝
Francis Reyes (10 months ago)
Only real men to do this kind of stuff!MAN!!!
LoNe_Dvv v (10 months ago)
And...... demonetized
Sam Castello (11 months ago)
Hope it was worth it. Seemed very hard!
Andy Freeman (11 months ago)
7:32 ok cool, it's a tradition and all. But I'll have none of that action there.
Daming Yu (11 months ago)
This is crazy 😜
Peter Mate (11 months ago)
Guy at 10:59 made me choke on my noodles.
J Macho (11 months ago)
Well....that’s not a NAKED FESTIVAL I saw every man wearing a fundoshi. Funny because in the last seconds when he was talking in this video he looks that he was ready to cry (man try to workout because that ASS IS SO FLABBY)
Tychi Chan (11 months ago)
Butt Festival 🍑
snow white (11 months ago)
Is this commercial to make people come to japan after 2011 fukushima accdent???
Alberto B (1 year ago)
In Italy we call it "BroncoPolmonite"
Java Brown (1 year ago)
I thought japan is healthy country, but I don't see it here, many overweight people
Anonymous User (1 year ago)
Seems a little gay.
The Rickest Rick (1 year ago)
Momotaro was talked about in an episode of Samurai jack XD.
munira ira (1 year ago)
Bunch of naked guys... Uggghhh... Gross...
asd asdas (10 months ago)
sure sound very respectful of you. This is a religious activity, if you find it gross, stop watching. I ain't catholic or what but I don't go around calling baptism names.
j r c (1 year ago)
Springbreaker :)
Florencia (1 year ago)
Great video John! Great quality and very entertaining

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