Did you miss the Naked Festival?

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The annual Naked Festival just went down in the town of Yotsukaido, just east of Tokyo.  Did you miss it?

If so, you missed out on roughly 3,000 dudes – ladies are only observers – wearing nothing but loincloths and playing in the mud.

The mud actually comes from a rice paddy before it gets planted in the spring.  Even though it's the beginning of March, it's very cold out there.

A lot of attendees say it's a refreshing experience after it's over.  I can only imagine as much, considering just looking at that picture makes me want to take a warm shower…

Read more at news.com.au, with thanks to Samurai Dave for the image.