Every year in spring, the festival of Kanamara Matsuri (The Steel Phallus) is held in Kawasaki, Japan. It is a Shinto fertility festival and, as you would expect, it involves a rather large penis statue. During the festival, people can buy candies, vegetables, and gifts in the shape of a phallus. The festival was very popular amongst prostitutes who thought that participation would help to prevent them getting sexually transmitted diseases.
Revellers carry giant phalluses through streets of Japanese city
Participants pray to a god who is said to help with fertility, child birth and protection from STD's.
Kanamara Matsuri Festival - Geheiligt sei der Penis!
Kanamara Matsuri, Penis Festival in Kawasaki, Japan
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Kanamara Matsuri The “Festival of the Steel Phallus” (yes, you read that correctly) is held each spring in Japan and is centered on a local penis-venerating shrine once popular among prostitutes who prayed for protection against STDs. The shrine also helps with marriage and birthing. People make penis-objects from candles, candy and even vegetables
Penis Festival The annual Kanamara Matsuri, or "Festival of the Steel Phallus" is a Shinto fertility festival held in Kawasaki, Japan. It boasts penis-shaped candles, food, and a giant phallic battering ram. Thousands flock here each year to join in the giant pink penis parade while licking penis and vagina-shaped lollipops. Can't make this stuff up, people. « THE DUMB BLOG