posted on Mar, 17 2010 @ 09:28 AM
This has gotta be the wierdest thing I've ever seen. I've heard of fertility celebrations before but I didn't know this stuff was still going on in
modernized countries like Japan.
Japan: Nothing says springtime like a penis festival
KOMAKI, Japan — It's springtime in Japan and that means one thing.
Actually, two things. Penis festivals and vagina festivals.
It may sound like a sophomoric gag. But these are folk rites going back at least 1,500 years, into Japan's agricultural past. They're held to ensure
a good harvest and promote baby-making.
At the Hime-no-miya grand vagina festival, parents dress up their kids, pray for healthy babies, and celebrate with sake, beer and snacks galore.
In the morning, children carry a small vagina to the Ogata shrine. Later, some 40 grown men strain under the weight of a massive vagina while carrying
it to the shrine in the main parade. They're followed by two smaller vagina litters.
At the end of the day pink and white mochi (glutinous rice ball treats) are hurled into the crowd.
The penis festival the following day drew far more foreign and Japanese tourists — some 100,000, according to a festival brochure. Festival foreplay
included much posing with wooden and candy penises. The main event is the parading of a two-foot by six-and-a-half foot long phallus carved from
Read more: Global Post
You gotta check out the link to see the pics. There's a pic of a bunch of guys carrying aroung a GIANT penis carving and a provocative pic of some
girls eating a penis-shaped sucker.
[edit on 3/17/10 by FortAnthem]