Have You Heard About The Penis Festival Of Japan?

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In case you're wondering something as crazy as a penis festival exists, then you'll be shocked to learn that this is one of the most important religious festivals that is followed in Japan.

In this article, we are here to share a few details about one of the most important annual festivals of Japan, which is also known as the "Penis Festival" aka "Kanamara Matsuri" or "Festival of the Steel Phallus".

This festival is held each spring at the Kanayama Shrine and is observed on the first Sunday in April each year.

It is a festival that is marked with a celebration of the penis and fertility.

The Kanayama Shrine is popular among prostitutes who generally pray for protection from sexually transmitted infections.

So, check some of the interesting and colourful pictures of this festival where you can witness crazy things happening around in the world.

Pic #1:

The Kanamara Matsuri is centred on a local penis-venerating shrine. It shows the temple where the parade takes place.

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It shows the parade where they are carrying a large black phallic-shaped mikoshi through the streets.

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Pic #3:

Women relishing the penis-shaped candies. Looks funny though!

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Pic #4:

A woman posing with a huge penis toy. No doubt people enjoy this crazy festival!!


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Another pic of women enjoying these candies, though in different flavours!

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Pic #6:

A woman dressed with weird-looking glasses enjoying her candy!


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Pic #7:

Procession of women dressed in a unique way carrying a huge display of a penis!


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Story first published: Monday, April 11, 2016, 12:19 [IST]
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