Saturday, May 1, 2010

Honen Matsuri - Penis Day ?

March 15 was Penis Day in Japan, aka Honen Matsuri. Celebrated every March 15 in Komaki, a town about 45 minutes north of Nagoya, Japan, this is the time of year where folks haul out a large wooden penis to give three cheers to fertility and renewal. The custom is an old one that is connected to bringing about a good harvest and having babies.

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