Penis Festival in Japan (NSFW)

Followers of Japanese culture know that our friends across the Pacific are a little irreverent, especially when it comes to sexuality. If you don’t know what I mean, a great example is the annual Penis Festival. More correctly, the Festival of the Steel Phallus (Kanamara Matsuri).

I am not making this up. It is held each spring in Kawasaki, Japan, and according to Wikipedia, it is a Shinto fertility festival.penis_ride

10 foot tall pink penis floats? Check. Penis rides? Check. Kids with penis lollipops? …er, I will leave that as an exercise for the reader.

There is an official website, of course. And it has received many mentions on blogs. If you are not easily offended (read: a guy), it is good for a chuckle. It is definitely a one-of-a-kind conversation starter.

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