Japanese Revelers Celebrate the Penis This Month

Pic: CC

Pic: CC

It’s Kanamara Matsuri time in Japan – Huffington Post has a gallery of photos for your perusal… Via HuffPo:

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.

5 Comments on "Japanese Revelers Celebrate the Penis This Month"

  1. Craig Bickford | Apr 8, 2014 at 10:45 am |

    When is Vagina day?

  2. BuzzCoastin | Apr 8, 2014 at 3:43 pm |

    this custom is probably related to the Shiva Lingam worship
    widely prevalent in pre-Buddhist Asia several thousand years ago
    butt wee aMerkins worship dicks too
    Dick Cheney being one fine example
    W. Bush another
    but our dicks are very destructive & infertile

    P.S.: & interesting non-reproducible foermatting glitch

  3. Jonas Planck | Apr 9, 2014 at 1:45 am |

    I’m noticing a trend here… is this related to the vernal equinox? A maypole thing? Part of the traditional fertility rites of the season?

    • Matt Staggs | Apr 9, 2014 at 4:04 pm |

      I found one penis story, and then when I saw another one I just couldn’t resist sharing it to create a micro trend. 🙂

  4. Number1Framer | Apr 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm |

    Best Pic by far is the girl in the dick glasses.

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