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A Makura-Nage (Japanese : 枕投げ, まくらなげ) is a game from Japan in which children throw pillows at each other. A typical occasion to play it is after the futon are prepared (especially after the official lights-off time) in summer camp.

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Game entertainment, activity; structured playing, usually undertaken for enjoyment

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While a pillow fight mainly takes the form of beating each other with pillows, Japanese Makura-Nage is a game in which players mainly throw pillows to each other. The word "makura" means "pillow", "nage" means "throwing".

Pillow fight common game mostly played by young children (but also by teens and adults) in which they engage in mock physical conflict, using pillows as weapons

A pillow fight is a common game mostly played by young children in which they engage in mock physical conflict, using pillows as weapons.

There were no rules for Makura-Nage, but today some Japanese ryokan hold Makura-Nage Games (まくら投げ大会) for advertisement.

In many anime and manga, a Makura-Nage scene creates a nostalgic atmosphere when describing children.

Anime Japanese animation

Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with Japan.

Manga comics or graphic novels created in Japan

Manga are comics or graphic novels created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art.

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