AEST 00:00, Mon Aug 20 2012
People from Yumesaki village in Himeji, Japan, got down and dirty yesterday to celebrate their local mud festival.
The festival is held to encourage youths of the village to participate in the community.
Children enjoyed tug-of-war games and being dragged through the mud in sledges.
Japanese festival-goers play in the mud during the village mud festival at Yumesaki.