Pics Of Japan’s Penis Pageant, Kanamara Matsuri

In early April, scores of revelers collect within the metropolis of Kawasaki, about half-hour south of Tokyo, to rejoice Kanamara Matsuri – Japan’s notorious penis pageant, with a reputation translating roughly to Pageant of the Metal Phallus. Kanamara Matsuri’s predominant festivities have taken place on the primary Sunday of April since 1969 (sure, critically). 

On the pageant centering on the um, organ and fertility, attendees get to erect gigantic penis statues on handheld shrines, get pleasure from penis-shaped lollipops, purchase penis-shaped candles, and (clearly) costume as penises. There’s a seemingly infinite array of phallic merch!

“Superb. So enjoyable, so distinctive, such a unique expertise,” one Australian vacationer who went to this 12 months’s gathering advised Euronews. “It’s so bizarre coming from Australia to see one thing like this, nevertheless it appears to be like like everybody’s having a good time.”

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