Japan's Annual Penis Festival Is As Phallic As You'd Expect (PHOTOS)
You say festival, you think Glastonbury. Glitter on your face, flowers in your hair and booze on your breath. Unless you are in Japan in April, in which case your first thought is probably about giant penises. The day-long festival takes place on the first Sunday of April at the Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki, a city just south of Tokyo. The place is deluged by tens of thousands of locals and tourists alike, who flock from around the world to pay homage to the male appendage. There are penises everywhere. People wearing penis T-shirts, penis necklaces, penis comedy glasses where the nose has been substituted for — wait for it — a penis. There are candles , ceramics and key rings, all for sake in the shape of penises.
How To Celebrate Kanamara Matsuri, Tokyo’s Penis Festival
Special penis shrine books will even be available for the first time this year. This steel shaft then destroyed the demon, instantly restoring fertility, and now a phallus replica and the spirit of the blacksmith is preserved at the shrine, with both being paraded around the neighbourhood once a year in a lively celebration involving more than 50, attendees. This year, the festival will be held on 7 April, and organisers have just announced the rundown of events and activities for the day, which are as follows:. This year, organisers have added a very special souvenir for attendees, in the form of an original Kanayama Shrine Goshuincho , which is a booklet used to collect seals from shrines and temples around the country. Or a different type of head altogether? The Kanayama Shrine Goshuincho is a unique item that combines religion, mythology, tradition and the male genitalia in one handy book. Only available to purchase from the shrine between 10 a.
Every year on the first Sunday of April in Kawasaki, Japan, one might cross paths with a peculiar sight — a succession of enormous erect penises parading down the street under the strength of men in traditional female garb. This year, photographer B. Van Sise was in attendance of the annual Festival of the Steel Phallus , a regional tradition dating back to the 17th century that today serves as a platform for the benefit of HIV research. Here, Van Sise shares his experience and some of the history behind what is perhaps the most phallic festival in the world. Early April in Kawasaki, Japan, is set aside for the Kanamara Matsuri, or the festival of the steel phallus, in which a hundred thousand revelers come here to celebrate one thing: the male organ.
Held this year on April 6, the festival is a celebration of the penis and fertility. People parade gigantic phallic-shaped mikoshi portable Shinto shrines down the streets during the event, as revelers suck on penis lollipops, buy penis-themed memorabilia and pose with sculptures in the shape of -- you guessed it -- penises. According to the BBC, the festival is believed to have roots in the 17th century , when prostitutes are said to have prayed for protection from sexually transmitted infections at Kawasaki's Kanamara shrine. Today, the festival reportedly raises awareness about safe sex practices and fundraises for HIV prevention. US Edition U.
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