Thursday, November 02, 2006

Dirty Ice Cream

This is neither the work of a dirty old man, nor child porn -- its from the Kanamara Festival in Kawasaki Japan -- also known as the Festival of the Steel Phallus:

Created back in Japan’s Edo period (1603-1867), the first Sunday in April sees hundreds of people go to the Kanamara Shrine in the south of Tokyo for a spring fertility festival.

The Japanese legend had a demon which hid inside a young girl and castrated two young men on their wedding nights -- a blacksmith fashioned an iron phallus, which the demon broke his teeth on. Thus, the enshrinement of the steel penis.

The Flickr photo set is a must see!

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MSN has a good round up also . . .

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For more info, see also:

Steve Goes Travelling

Greggmann

Japan Travel

Dead Hippo photo album

Google Video of Kanamara Matsuri

2 Camels travel review of Kanamara Matsuri Festival

Celler's Festival wrap up

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whoa son!!!!!

what's with that art commission???

holla back

Posted by: SINGER | Nov 2, 2006 3:04:17 PM

PENIS FESTIVAL.....I SEE NOTHING WRONG IF WOMEN OR KIDS SUCK PENIS ICE-LOLLIES.. WESTERN PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT TO BRING THEIR WAYS AND CULTURE ON THE REST OF THE WORLD...I RESPECT JAPANESE CULTURE SO CONTINUE WIH THE PENIS FESTIVAL,JAPAN......

Posted by: GARRY GEEZA | Apr 15, 2008 2:19:56 PM

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