Kanamara Matsuri-Tokyo-Japan Japan Penis Festival The Shinto Kanamara Matsuri is held each spring at the Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki, Japan. The exact dates vary: the main festivities fall on the first Sunday in April. The phallus, as the central theme of the event, is reflected in illustrations, candy, carved vegetables, decorations, and a mikoshi parade.
Kanamara-matsuri JAPAN Kanamara Matsuri The Kanamara Matsuri is centered on a local penis-venerating shrine.
Kanayama-shrine Japan Kanayama Shrine The Kanayama Shrine was popular among prostitutes who wished to pray for protection from sexually transmitted infections.
Kanamara-mikoshi Japan Kanamara Mikoshi A portable shrine with a square base and a roof. A wooden phallus is housed inside. The oldest of the three portable shrines.

Japan Penis Festival

Festivals in Japan provide opportunities for locals to break free from the constraints of everyday life by drinking, dancing, and generally having a good time. The Kanamara Matsuri, or Penis Festival, is a one-day celebration of cross-dressing, penis-shaped lollipops. And, of course, a few giant phalluses, which puts an end to sexual repression. Given Japan's [...]

Kanamara Mikoshi

Kanamara Mikoshi is Japan's most famous wooden statue and it has earned the admiration of tourists, both native and from far abroad. The story behind Kanamara Mikoshi begins over two centuries ago. On the evening of the fourth shindig in Japan, in January 1816. A wooden statue of a bodied Koi was discovered by a [...]

Kanayama Shrine

The Kanayama Shrine is also known as the Shrine of "Kanamata." The name Kanayama means "Shrine of Seven Waterfalls," which fits well with its location in Ogasawara prefectural area in the central part of Japan. The festival celebrated on this day has been celebrated ever since the year 1812. Thousands of visitors from all over [...]

About Japan Dick

Festivals in Japan provide opportunities for locals to break free from the constraints of everyday life by drinking, dancing, and generally having a good time. The Kanamara Matsuri, or Penis Festival, is a one-day celebration of cross-dressing, penis-shaped lollipops. And, of course, a few giant phalluses, which puts an end to sexual repression. Given Japan’s reputation, they are mild-mannered, respectful, and extremely private, a raucous genitalia festival they are celebrating may be out of place.

In Japanese culture, however, there are many opportunities to let your hair down – they are only more clearly defined. So, even if you get a little tipsy at the office nomikai (drinking party). And sing some ill-advised karaoke with your boss, all they will forgive and forgot on Monday. Even though it’s not usually appropriate to discuss or confess to having a sex life in public, the Kanamara Matsuri attracts entire families to celebrate sex, fertility, and the production of life itself.

Kanamara-mikoshi Japan