Event

Saidai-ji Temple Eyo (Naked Man Festival)

Okayama City

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One of Japan’s three major eccentric festivals, it has been designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset. This event is held at Saidaiji Kannonin Temple in Okayama City on the third Saturday night in February each year. Thousands of men don traditional loincloths to compete in a race for two sacred wooden talisman.

Basic information

Date
The 3rd Saturday of the month
Hours
3:20pm
Fireworks Festival: 7:00pm
Dropping Shingi (wooden amulet): 10:00pm
Address
Saidaiji Kannonin Temple
Location
Saidaiji Kannonin Temple
Access
Saidaiji Kannonin Temple
Admission
There is a charge for the special observation sheet.
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Copyright Okayama Prefectural Tourism Federation. All Right Reserved.