Friday, September 10, 2010

Interesting facts-The Japanese Phallic festival

This year the unusual festival took place in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo and it gathered more than 30,000 worshipers who praised the sexuality gods and asked for protection from sexually transmitted diseases. The Phallic Festival dates back over 300 years, when Japanese geishas asked for protection from an epidemic of syphilis and its core ceremonies still remain very mystical and can be traced back to a time when Buddhism hadn’t yet reached Japan.

Apart from the natives there were many foreigners present, nearly half the crowd actually and they were very impressed by how things turned out, saying the people there are not at all shy and that you’d never see anyone riding a huge phallus in countries like France or the UK.

Phallic worship is apparently very common in Japan and you can see numerous shine throughout the country, especially in Spring.

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