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The Infamous Hadaka Matsuri (Naked Festival): Do You Have What It Takes?

Every third weekend in February, nine thousand nearly nude men brave the cold in a night of gladiatorial combat at Sadaiji Temple in Okayama prefecture. The reward? A talisman granting a year of happiness and luck, or at the very least a whopping tale to tell when you get back home. theatlantic.com/ History There are…