Hundreds of locals took part in a mud festival at Mimusubi Shrine in Yotsukaido, near Tokyo, on Feb 25, to pray for good harvest and good health for babies.

Mud wrestling at Mimusubi Shrine in Yotsukaido, Chiba Mud festival at Mimusubi Shrine in Yotsukaido, Chiba
The men wearing loincloths took part in the ‘mud wrestling’, while the babies would have their forehead marked with some mud as a symbol of blessing (Image courtesy of Eastday)



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