Friday, May 8, 2009

Honen Matsuri Festival

March 15 was Penis Day in Japan. Here are the photos. The actual festival is called Honen Matsuri. Celebrated every March 15 in Komaki, a town about 45 minutes north of Nagoya , Japan , this is the time of year where folks haul out a large wooden penis to give three cheers to fertility and renewal. The custom is an old one that is connected to bringing about a good harvest and having babies.

1 comment:

  1. Ok...I could accept a holiday of such until I saw the last picture. I've heard of people being called a pecker-head but know I can honestly say I've seen one.