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A centuries-old tradition at a town in Japan's Niigata Prefecture has a quirky and fun way of welcoming new husbands into married life. During an annual festival called Matsunoyama Mukonage (Bridegroom Throwing), newlywed husbands in the town of Tokamachi undergo a form of marriage initiation that involves being tossed from a snowy 16-foot cliff in Yakushidou temple ground. As part of the event, the grooms are lifted over the shoulders of other men as they are paraded through town.
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