Special penis shrine books will even be available for the first time this year. This steel shaft then destroyed the demon, instantly restoring fertility, and now a phallus replica and the spirit of the blacksmith is preserved at the shrine, with both being paraded around the neighbourhood once a year in a lively celebration involving more than 50, attendees. This year, the festival will be held on 7 April, and organisers have just announced the rundown of events and activities for the day, which are as follows:.
How ironic, as I have other plans. The Kanamara Festival has its roots in the history of Edo Japan, long before newspapers such as The Independent and The Guardian decided to make it a headline. The Kanayama Shrine was originally dedicated to blacksmiths.
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Enormous members, multi-coloured phallic decorations and food shaped like the male anatomy all feature at the festival in Japan, which is also known as Honen-sai. Thousands of people have flocked to a huge festival in Japan - and it is dedicated entirely to penises. Enormous members, multi-coloured phallic decorations and food shaped like the male anatomy all feature at the Penis Festival, which is also known as Honen-sai. Every year in March, residents and visitors of the Aichi Prefecture in Japan flock to Komaki, north of Nagoya, to see a giant phallus carried through the streets.
The fertility festival originated from prostitutes who prayed to the Kanaymara Shrine - an iron phallus - for good business and protection from sexually transmitted diseases. But nowadays festival-goers celebrate the phallic shrine for fertility, good relationships and safe sex practices, as well as business and family prosperity. Revellers also head to the festival to celebrate healthy childbirth and harmony between married couples.
Top definition. Jap's eye unknown. The external opening of the male urethra, appearing as a slit at the end of the penis.
Every year thousands of people descend on Kawasaki in Japan to celebrate one thing: the penis. The festival dates back to the Edo perioda day praising penises and fertility with a focus on spirituality. However, in recent years the celebrations have been used to educate people about safe-sex, while also raising funds for HIV charities.
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Last spring, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Tokyo, Japan. My study abroad program started in April, just in time for beautiful weather and cherry blossoms to greet us American college kids. If you're in tune with all things unique in Japan, you may have heard about the Kanamara Matsuri. It has gained international recognition in the past few years thanks to wide coverage from news mediabloggers, and YouTubers.