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Kanamara Penis festival

A large iron phallus on a mikoshi or portable shrine in the grounds of Kanayama Shrine at the start of the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the Steel phallus Kawasaki Daishi, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. Sunday, April 2nd 2017. The Kanamara Penis festival takes place on the first Sunday of April and celebrates the local legend of a penis eating demon who was defeated after being tricked into biting a steel phallus. The festival is popular with Japan's gay community and now uses its notoriety to raise money for HIV and AIDS charities. It is also wildly popular with foreign and Japanese.tourists.

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A large iron phallus on a mikoshi or portable shrine in the grounds of Kanayama Shrine at the start of the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the Steel phallus Kawasaki Daishi, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. Sunday, April 2nd 2017. The Kanamara Penis festival takes place on the first Sunday of April and celebrates the local legend of a penis eating demon who was defeated after being tricked into biting a steel phallus. The festival is popular with Japan's gay community and now uses its notoriety to raise money for HIV and AIDS charities. It is also wildly popular with foreign and Japanese.tourists.