Video Of The Week - 19-Year-Old Is Japan's 'Luckiest Man'

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Early on the morning of January 10th, 2014, thousands of people gathered patiently outside the gates of the Nishinomiya shrine in Japan's Hyogo Prefecture waiting to participate in a 230-meter (754 feet) sprint across the shrine grounds, to win the coveted title of 'Lucky Man /(Woman)'.

The popular race that is part of the annual three-day Toka Ebisu festival, began the night before when contestants were invited to draw straws that decided the lineup for the race. 19-year-old university student Seiki Kyoda, was the first to complete the mad dash earning himself not only a barrel of Sake but also lots of good luck that the title is supposed to bring with it.

Resources: bbc.co.uk, telegraph.co.uk

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155 Comments
  • hi mannnnover 7 years
    cooooool
    • uhover 7 years
      cool
      • Hiover 7 years
        It is awsome!!!!
        • agirlalmost 8 years
          whoa
          • piercetheveilalmost 8 years
            yay xD i wanna go to japan .__.
            • awesome101almost 8 years
              awesome
              • siv12
                siv12almost 8 years
                omg omg omg he is my...HERO
                • siv12
                  siv12almost 8 years
                  I was kidding
              • hwialmost 8 years
                wow
                • dddalmost 8 years
                  amazing
                  • yoloalmost 8 years
                    I feel that ... hes so lucky I wish I were him(not)