Greater than 30 bald males gathered at a sizzling spring facility in Tsuruta Metropolis, Japan, on Wednesday to indicate off their hairless heads and have enjoyable.

Members of the town’s Bald Males Membership took turns competing in a singular sport of tug-of-war by sticking a suction cup, which is connected to a single purple rope, to every of their heads. Each side then try to drag the cup off of their opponent’s head.

“My head nonetheless hurts,” Toshiyuki Ogasawara, 43, stated with a smile. “I feel I have to ice it!”

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Masatomo Sasaki, 64, a first-time participant on the match, stated he used to really feel insecure about his baldness however now feels in another way.

“I really feel proud. Or perhaps I ought to say, I be ok with being a bald man,” Sasaki stated, including that he began dropping his hair when he was 40. “And that’s because of this bald males’s membership.”

The membership, which has attracted roughly 65 members from all around the nation since its founding in 1989, encourages individuals to “view baldness in a constructive method, to have enjoyable, and to brighten the world with our shiny heads,” in accordance with its web site.

Teijiro Sugo, 70, the membership’s chairman, hopes the gathering will flip into one thing a lot bigger.

“I need all of the bald males all around the world to collect right here so we will arrange a bald males’s Olympic match,” Sugo stated.

The occasion is held yearly on Feb. 22.