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Festival of the Steel Phallus in Japan

Last weekend in the Japanese city of Kawasaki hosted the annual festival “Kanamara Matsuri” festival of the Steel Phallus

The Japanese carry on their shoulders a portable altar in the shape of male sex organ in the temple Kanayama during the festival “Matsuri Kanamara”, Kawasaki.

Kanamara Matsuri the annual festival of fertility. It is held in Kawasaki. The center of the celebration is the Kanayama Temple (the Temple of the Penis). The main festivities fall on the first Sunday of April.

Guests enjoy themselves at the festival “Matsuri Kanamara”, Kawasaki, April 7, 2013. Photo: Keith Tsuji/Getty Images

The penis is the main theme of the event. And this is reflected everywhere – on posters, candy wrappers, ornaments that are sold everywhere… the vegetable sellers with the pleasure of practicing in the relevant occasion of cutting figures of vegetables – from carrots, cucumbers and all such things.

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