Celebrating fertility and the “power” of the penis – This is also called Shinto fertility festival
How about we book a day to worship the penis? Well, that is what the people of Kawasaki in Japan have made; they decided to celebrate fertility and the “power” of the penis.
It is also called Shinto fertility festival of Shinto beliefs of use of the opening of the nature and deliberate simplicity. Shinto is a Japanese religion, it emphasizes ritual practices to execute diligently to establish a connection between Japan and present its ancient past. This interesting ritual takes place annually on the first Sunday of April, with all sorts of phallic ongoing activities.
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There is also a mikoshi (portable shrine) parade many giant phallus noon. Transvestites men wear “Elizabeth Mikoshi” pink offered by a drag queen club called Elizabeth. The high profits from the event go in search of HIV.
Here are some backstory. Kanayama Shrine was popular with sex workers of local tea houses praying for protection against sexually transmitted diseases. Two gods of mining and blacksmiths, and Kanayamahiko Kanayamahime, are entrenched in what may seem quite unrelated phallus. But the Japanese legend says they healed the Shinto goddess Izanami after she gave birth to a god of fire. People prayed for STDs, birth regarding etc. because of this myth. Another story tells of a devil fell in love with a woman and hidden in her vagina, biting the penis of her husband newlyweds twice. She then sought the help of a blacksmith, who made him a metal phallus. He broke the teeth of the devil and sent it for good. They later enshrined in Kanayama shrine as a kind of commemoration.