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12 December 2009

Year in review: Penis Festival 2009

2009 year in review...

Im gonna start posting some things that happened before I re-did my site, got my iPhone, and before I got the Mac-- Plus its almost 2010 anyway so it's probably a good idea to review the year anyway...  So let's start with the first bit of foolishness I got myself into... PhallusFest 2009!!


Hōnen Matsuri (豊年祭) ("Harvest Festival") is a fertility festival celebrated every year on March 15 in Japan. Hōnen means rich harvest in Japanese, while a matsuri is a festival. The Hōnen festival and ceremony celebrate the blessings of a bountiful harvest and all manner of prosperity and fertility.

The best known of these festivals takes place in the town of Komaki, just north of Nagoya City. The festival's main features are Shinto priests playing musical instruments, a parade of ceremonially garbed participants, all-you-can-drink sake, and a 280 kg (620 pound), 2.5 meter (96 inch)-long wooden phallus. The wooden phallus is carried from a shrine called Shinmei Sha (in even-numbered years) on a large hill or from Kumano-sha Shrine (in odd-numbered years), to a shrine called Tagata Jinja.

The festival starts with celebration and preparation at 10 a.m. at Tagata Jinja, where all sorts of foods and souvenirs (mostly phallus-shaped or related) are sold. Sake is also passed out freely from large wooden barrels. At about 2 p.m. everyone gathers at Shinmei Sha for the start of the procession. Shinto priests say prayers and make blessings on the participants and mikoshi which are to be carried along the parade route, as well as the large wooden phallus.

When the procession makes its way down to Tagata Jinja the phallus in its mikoshi is spun furiously before it is set down and more prayers are said. Everyone then gathers in the square outside Tagata Jinja and waits for the mochi nage, at which time the crowd is showered with small rice cakes which are thrown down by the officials from raised platforms. The festival concludes at about 4:30 p.m.  --from WikiPedia

Come on... In Japan, there's a fesitval for everything, right? This one celebrates... err.... manhood... well the one thing men have and women don't...  They make huge phallus statues and parade them around town then bring 'em back to the shrine where women can touch them to help make them fertile... 

I can't make this stuff up... But I can make fun of it like a 10 year old... So that's what these videos are...


Here's a video that I didn't take, but shows how many people came to see a giant schlong...  

By the way, if you want to go to the Festival in 2010, here's a map...

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