With their portable shrines and pots of sake, Japanese festivalsÂ are generally fairly boisterous affairs, but for Kawasaki’s annual fertility festival (the Kanamara Matsuri) at Hachiman-gu Shrine, bawdy could be deemed a far more accurate description — the marvelling at massive members,
being the main source of amusement.
Also, for people a bit peckish, there’s the usual fare of noodles and nibbles on offer, although for those particularly partial, a pecker or even a pussy may also be purchased.
on the whole,
being the firm favourite.
An event that, along with phallic food, is a festival with the focus very much on fun,
and a fair amount of fornication.
The morning’s penis-based proceedings eventually building up to an incredible climax, that sees the colossal cocks carted through the crowd. Which, wherever one lives, is something seldom seen it has to be said.
Although unfortunately, with such a lot of effort going in to getting things up and running, it only comes once a year.
(click images for bigger, erm, big ‘uns)
Oooohh, they are big!! 😉
I love the latern shade at the end there ! *makes one*
I’ve always wanted to go to one of these festivals when I was in Japan, but never was able to get to one. Maybe on some future trip.
Yeah, I’ve been meaning to go for years Peter, and up until yesterday had somehow never got round to it.
When you do make it over again, I can heartily recommend getting to one. Terrific fun and a great atmosphere. Not at all dodgy either, despite the displays, with lots of families milling about.
In fact, the likes of the Motor Show and Tokyo Game Show are far more sleazy. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing!
Neil Duckett says
I wanted to get down there this year …. looks like a great time. It’s in the calendar for next year now.
Nick Ramsay says
Apparently, money raised is donated to HIV research, which I find a bit odd as this kind of festival is more likely to make people horny. And horny people have sex. And HIV is the result of lots of horny people having sex. 😛
Japanese people are always horny, so that’s neither her not there.
Crap! I missed this festival again this year. And, it’s very close to where I live. Oh, well… Maybe next year.
tokyo love-in says
awww… missed it =(
maybe next time…
i heard it’s a hard act to swallow, i mean follow…
it seems the pussy candy isn’t as popular, especially the unshaved ones >=p
The Envoy says
I wonder if there is an equivalent “Pussy Festival”
No because the japenese harshly censor graphics of the female body.
Some of these shots look like they could have come from “the libertine” …
looks like great fun! i wonder what flavors they gave the popsicles. too bad there’s no clitoris matsuri…we should start one. the giant floats will be even more colorful:P
xupenme el piiii!!!!!
tengo una amigas chilenas que lo celebran aca en Chile cada semana… (sic)
Farmer Joe says
The Japanese can’t show genitals in videos, but they can make giant ones and march in the street with them?
Al Czervic says
Farmer Joe: You can still buy burasera undies at machines in Shinjuku porno shops, or poontang in a can just about anywhere.
Interesting how the “lady parts” were not blurrred out in the festival though…
Cool Pictures says
lol, that’s why I love people from japan!
This website is disgusting! I hope your children do not see these obscene images.
Welcome to the real world take a seat give it a whirl.
best reply ever.
GAWD.. I miss Japan!!!! I never saw this festival, but had my share of fun festivals
Denise inStockton says
Looks like a big gay festival, fags for days!
Erhh Jen are you fixated by penises?lol!
Dad, I saw those images… and they burn! I cannot sleep, Daddy! How must I grow with a semblance of morality. Daddy, daddy… I am soiled!
…. Nice post, Lee.
There is also a folk festival in Italy which celebrates the huge erect phallus, a holdover from the more pagan days of ancient Rome and then taken over by the Roman Church. But the early Christian bishops did not ban the celebration of Priapus. The erect phallus is celebrated as St. Priapus who is said to spread his blessings by way of his gigantic, 20″ penis.
nice.. in case they need a model for the mould lol
why does the penix have rope wrapped around.tht just not nice. 😉
bam toy big says
I saw those imagesâ€¦ and they burn! I cannot sleep, Daddy! How must I grow with a semblance of morality. Daddy, daddyâ€¦ I am soiled!
This festival is nothing. I had elderly people and young kids basically propositioning me in Japan; mothers in unison with daughters, men…a grandmother, mother, and daughter did obvious things with water bottles in front of me on a train. Yes, you’d be shocked at first in an environment like that.
Doodah Bagel says
Why go to Japan when we can put on our own festival? I think every region on earth should start up a penis and/or pussy fest. I’d love to have the condom concession (ever the capitalist).
I’m also glad to see that they have that big boy tied down good and proper so it can’t bust loose and terrorize the entire countryside.
wah hebat ya
Joe Nidan says
Here’s a funny video of all of this! :O)
Theres a hooke shop and male or female are allow to sex
this is so fuckin funny!
Roger Atkinson says
Reminds me of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius phallic symbols carved into the stones in the street, etc. They were wiped out by an eruption of a volcano, hopefully the samething does not happen to Japan.
Neil Duckett says
I have to go to this next year!
This is a great idea, it’s a great cultural solution. How many times do you hear the stats in the US about sex related problems (pregnancy, std, etc)? Largely because parents can never talk to their kids about sex. But a festival like this would open the topic — it would be a great chance for the parents to talk to their kids and teach them something. Way better than “no, it’s dirty and bad, and don’t do it!!” (translation — I don’t know what to say, I don’t want to bring it up)
I missed it again too – and I always mean to go! Next year I will get there. Excellent post : )
I love your website… Please keep it up. I have had a long-time love affair with asia and Japan above all things and I’m planning to use your site as a reference guide for the gayan that I will hopefully soon become…
Wow, World press Tokyo TIMES, and they dont even mention what month its in.. good reporting job :s
veoma mi se svidja taj vas vasar. to je isto kao sto je rostiljijada u leskovcu. svi to vole. ja bih hteo da prisustvujem takvom dogadjaju!!! ic ni san shi pozdrav
I love this kind of things haha
This is hilarious! Isn’t is good be in a land where the phallic is still celebrated?
they just hold a festival to hope for a bigger penis lot
I WANT TO GO…..!!!!
I’m sure you do Amber. You’d love riding those penises.
Japenis seriously have complex issues they worship wooden dildos.
I didn’t know they had a fest like that, seems like a good pagan idea. Wish they would do that around here! It’s a good thing they have wangzilla tied down. hey, I wonder if there could be a movie in that – Sex idol comes alive and terrorizes pecker fest, inspires citizens to make babies?
The Japanese are just plain weird.
OMFG, i balled over laughing at this XD and i love Japan 2! i nevar thought they had anything like this! XD
Just Jennifer says
LMFAO that is awesome. I wanna go to japan for the penis fest now.
they are pervs. I have seen it live. tell all your friends.
I do not believe you live in such a society…. PERVS
These are your roots….. Such Pervs. I love it
In a country notoriously famous for schoolgirl-inspired porn and subway gropers, the existence of such a festival should not come as a surprise…
Epic-Uneatable-Bunny :) says
Lol, they are big. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 But why are the boys eating them? :S hehehe 🙂
Epic-Uneatable-Bunny :) says
They Are Weird….. But I Guess I’m Weird F0r Looking At It. HeHeHe 🙂
Great festival.. loved it so much.. hope this festival happen to my country.. haha..
Penis is worship is commen in many countries in ancient times and it is continuing in many countries still now.Penis is worship is considerd as a simbolical representation of strenth and prosperity.While travelling in korea at a rural Village I happend to see few girls worshipping a boy’s penis. The boy was forced to stand nude and girls worship his penis by staring at it, and made it erect.The penis festival in Japan is admirable.
I will be visting penis festival, I am very eager to see it,It is mouthwatering for me as well as made me horney when I saw pictures of girls sucking penis shaped candies .I want to suck penis shaped candies because I like it and it is what I usally do on my huband’s penis daily.
Good for you Liz. Keep making your man happy and he will stay with you until the end.
wow this is interesting post , i love it
Wow this is a pretty unique festival lol, and here I though i’d have seen it all
Tiyamike Chikuse says
This is another type of culture practices which is so strange in other societies, thas why people are so interested to know how this practices happened.I wish to see
Note that, in spite of the fertility fest, the supposedly sex-crazed Japanese aren’t actually having any babies… they make sex so socially acceptable and mundane that everybody gets bored with it!
They don’t get bored with it Marie, just more creative to turn them on.
The reason they aren’t having babies isn’t because they aren’t having sex. They just don’t want babies. That’s what educated people do, they make educated choices that affect their own lives.
Also, it is my understanding that the reason they blur genitals in Japan is due to the Japanese constitution which was written by American General Douglas MacArthur ‘n staff, following the unconditional surrender of Japan.
Because medieval religious values imposed by government are what keep men from raping and killing. Or is it the other way around? I guess it just depends on if any feriners need a good rapin’ and a killin’!
Bet those things could shoot a baby gravy volcano.
I love Japan just for these reasons alone hahahahaha. This is great!!!
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Please keep it up.
Well, as a gay male having dated a good number of Japanese men, I can say this. There is a lot of penis envy going on here. hahah..
Othello Cat says
Brian, you will find that “medieval religious values” virtually encouraged and allowed men to rape with impunity and punished female rape victims.
Not that I’m defending any “religious values” (we can have that discussion at another time).
Other than Muslim style religions (not all) seem to do that, what other religions, medievil or otherwise, have allowed men to rape with impunity? Just curious.
This seems to be a lot of fun. Is Mardi Gras in the states much different from this gathering? Other than the massive penis sculptures that is? Mardi Gras might actually be way more decadent than this little/massive gathering in Japan. Any comments?
To all the men posting here…….do you just put the candy dicks in your mouths or like in real life do they end up in your ass??
I cannot understand these people at all
That’s a whole lotta cock!
Please keep it up. thanksa for
I am an Asian so I understand about the small penis size compared to black guys. However, the penis size is not everything you need to satisfy your lady. The mindset is the most important. If you have a 10-inche penis but it does not get up on demand, then it is not worth it. Most Asian men have short penis about 5’5 to 8 inches in erection. The most important part is the rock hard erection on demand.
ha..ha..ha..ha.. it’s owsm
When I visited Japan, my hosts in Kyoto took me around the area to see the sights. That included a shrine populated with dozens og penises, varying in size from 6 inches to 6 feet. I have a p[photo of the “shrine” with a “priest in attendance (clothed). I can likely supply a photo.
Japanese cultures are so frank and deep and wise.