Bald club celebrates full moon

World News

A club for bald men in northern Japan celebrated Sunday’s full moon with a unique festival.

Sunday was Tsukimi, a holiday for viewing the full moon.

At the festivities a Shinto priest dedicated a bald wooden figure as a protective deity.

Club members stuck suction cups on their smooth heads for a special version of tug-of-war.

39-year-old Mamoru Ota took home the grand prize.  He says he’s looking forward to defending his title next year.


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