"a sticky, glutinous substance called oshiroi"
January 18, 2006 8:26 AM   Subscribe

Ancient rice festival has reputation smeared by 'therapeutic' facial cream claims. [link SFW]
A Fukuoka festival dating back to ancient times is growing increasingly popular with Japan's adult movie fans because it involves smearing gooey, white liquid all over the faces of participants.
posted by PenguinBukkake (15 comments total)
Oh all the users to post this link, I'm glad it was you
posted by allen.spaulding at 8:34 AM on January 18, 2006

posted by kosem at 8:35 AM on January 18, 2006


posted by PenguinBukkake at 8:35 AM on January 18, 2006

A one-link post to a 150 word article? Man, you could have at least fleshed this post out by linking to some.....

Actually, nevermind.
posted by LarryC at 8:36 AM on January 18, 2006

Oshiroi Festival

Oshiroi festival is a curious festival whose origins date back to more than 400 years ago. The powder of newly harvested rice is dissolved in water and then painted on the faces of celebrants, Oshiroi is a festival of thanksgiving for abundant crops. It is sand that by examining how well the powder sticks to the celebrants' faces, one can forecast the coming year's harvest. It is comical to see the celebrants weaving their way home after the ritual, since you cannot tell who's who at a glance.
posted by PenguinBukkake at 8:36 AM on January 18, 2006

Oshiroi matsuri
Powder Festival
Praying for the good harvest of rice in next year, participants powder the flour made from current year's rice.
posted by PenguinBukkake at 8:38 AM on January 18, 2006

Did you do this just so bukkake.metafilter.com would have content?
posted by Plutor at 8:40 AM on January 18, 2006

wtf indeed...
posted by Chunder at 8:47 AM on January 18, 2006

a friend of mine has pointed out that while the article claims bukake means "to splatter," it actually translates to "violently pour." just sayin'.
posted by hypocritical ross at 9:09 AM on January 18, 2006

Doesn't seem all that strange or 'new' since the article even states that the Oshiroi rice base is meant to symbolize fertility as in the Onda festival.
posted by NationalKato at 9:13 AM on January 18, 2006

*that is, as the sake does in the Onda festival.
posted by NationalKato at 9:13 AM on January 18, 2006

In Nagasaki, they like bukakke

[NSFW - unless you work in a frathouse maybe.]
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:20 AM on January 18, 2006

This article further down the page was funnier (at least the headline, anyway):

Successful spurt leaves Hard Gay with limp bottom line
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:35 AM on January 18, 2006

Depending on your corporate filter, any link or page associated with the phrase "PenguinBukkake" might be liable to be NSFW.....
posted by lodurr at 9:59 AM on January 18, 2006

"It's make or break for Hard Gay in 2006," the TV insider tells Asahi Geino. "It's hard to see him surviving just by going around screaming out 'whooo' and alternatives to what has become his trademark call haven't kicked off nearly as well."

posted by mrgrimm at 5:48 PM on January 18, 2006

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