Kanamara Penis Festival Reminder

This is just a reminder that Japan’s  most bizarre, hilarious festival is coming up soon. This year it will be held on Sunday April 5.

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Video of the festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SggvPrkoJUI
Shrine homepage: http://tomuraya.co.jp/wakamiya.htm (Japanese only)

2-3-16 Daishi Eki-mae, Misaki-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Inside the grounds of Wakamiya Hachimangu.

To get there, take the Keikyu line from Shinagawa Station. Transfer to the Keikyu-Daishi Line at Keikyu Kawasaki Station and get out at Keikyu-Daishi. It takes about 45 minutes and costs 580 yen. The festival starts at 10:00 AM.web analytics The main event, the penis procession starts at 1:00 PM.

There are other posts about the festival here:
https://qjphotos.wordpress.com/?s=kanamara

14 Responses to “Kanamara Penis Festival Reminder”

  1. Jamaipanese Says:

    i don’t even want to think…..

  2. Brian Says:

    I think you mean Sunday the 5th.

  3. Jelqing Video Says:

    This festival is my favorite in Japan. I think every country need to have one.

  4. aonghascrowe Says:

    Lovely. Gotta come, er, go.

  5. the Most Bizarre Festivals of Asia - Lazydesis Says:

    […] carrying giant penis statues while folks, young and old, suck on penis and vagina shaped candy. Kanamara Matsuri, or Festival of the Steel Phallus, is a Shinto festival that takes place on the first Sunday in […]

  6. Jon (My Penis Blog) Says:

    I love my penis now, it’s not quite as big as that one in the pictures but it is definitely bigger now.

    It’s a litle bit like Mardi Gra isnlt it this festival

  7. Obiwan Says:

    Thank GOD the Missionaries didn’t wipe this one out !

  8. BestMakePenisBigger Says:

    @@ i hope my country got this kind of festival.. hahaha..

  9. KATHARINE Says:

    Vagina itself is hideous carrying the statues of that nasty junk as part of festival is a stupidity, it is nasty.

  10. Liza Says:

    Katharine.LOL, I do support you ,as girls I know how ugly a vagina is, so that festival, Vagina festival is hilarious, disgusting.

  11. 10 of the Most Bizarre Festivals of Asia | Dyscario – Modern and new magazine Says:

    […] carrying giant penis statues while folks, young and old, suck on penis and vagina shaped candy. Kanamara Matsuri, or Festival of the Steel Phallus, is a Shinto festival that takes place on the first Sunday in […]

  12. Christopher Wilson Says:

    I wonder how much penis and vagina chocolate the man with the SARS mask will sell???

  13. 10 Bizarre Festivals of Asia Says:

    […] Kanamara Matsuri – Kawasaki, Japan Even the most open minded tourists would blush at seeing the people of Kawasaki parade through the streets carrying giant penis statues while folks, young and old, suck on penis and vagina shaped candy. Kanamara Matsuri, or Festival of the Steel Phallus, is a Shinto festival that takes place on the first Sunday in April every year in Kawasaki, Japan. The festival is based on an old legend about a sharp toothed demon that hid inside the vagina of a young girl. The demon was defeated by a black smith who created a steel penis that broke its teeth. The festival is meant to promote sexual health. Traditionally Geishas would attend the festival and pray for protection against STDs, and in modern times the festival raises money for HIV research. […]


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