This Japanese Shrine is Dedicated to Curing Hemorrhoids

Now this is a shrine we can all get behind! There's a lot of religious places where you can pray to be cured of your ailments, but this one is rather specific. The Kunigami Shrine in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, is dedicated to curing ... hemorrhoids.

According to tradition, those who wash their bums in the nearby river and then ate egg offerings at the Shinto shrine would be cured of hemorrhoids. But cleaning bare butts in the river is now frowned upon, so the shrine offers a "Butt Washing Stone" where people can point their backsides to, chant a few incantations, and be cured forever!

IT Media reports that about seventy people attended a recent festival at the shrine, and that fun was had by all!

via Oddity Central and Kotaku


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