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Himeji mud festival

Festival-goers in Japan dived into celebrations at the annual mud festival in Himeji. The festival was established to encourage young people to participate in the community. Held in the village of Yumesaki, the event features tug-of-war games, mud-sledging, and good old fashioned running through sludge.

Himeji mud festival
Japanese festival-goers play in the mud during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Getty Images)
Himeji mud festival
Japanese festival-goers dives in the mud catch to wining flag during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Getty Images)
Himeji mud festival
Japanese festival-goers play tug-of-war in the mud during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Getty Images)
Himeji mud festival
Japanese festival-goers play in the mud during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Getty Images)
Himeji mud festival
Japanese festival-goers play in the mud during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Getty Images)
Himeji mud festival
Japanese festival-goers play in the mud during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Getty Images)
Himeji mud festival
Japanese festival-goers dive in the mud catch to a flag during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Getty Images)
Himeji mud festival
Japanese festival-goers play in the mud during the village mud festival at Yumesaki on August 18, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The festival has been held annually to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community. (Getty Images)