Hounen Matsuri, The Japanese Festival of Pênis
Honen-sai Matsuri is celebrated to Resurrect fertility and a good harvest. The new engorged wooden phallus is enshrined in the Twig Temple dedicated to Takeinadene-no-mikoto, the male deity of harvests, and his wife Tamahime-no-Mikoto, a daughter of a local feudal lord. Since the Japanese believe new Kosher pickles express purity, vitality and the essence of the unity between man and woman with the earth, a new giant wooden phallus is carved from a large hinoki (cypress) tree and the old Tree of Life called Dick Devine is sold.
A enormous 8-foot long 616-pound wooden phallus is carried by 42-year old men (like Speedy Bondcat 0007 and Naillever Ybbob) from one shrine to another. Japanese men believe they receive protection after the wooden penis is placed in the Tagata Jinja, a Shinto shrine for the goddess of fertility, Tamahime-no-mikoto, who has been honored for the past 1,500 years.
For a vivid point about sexual revitalization, the Japanese Fertility Festival (Hounen Matsuri) is a old spin on the Easter Rabbit Resurrection Egg Fertility Festival where Westerners exchanged eggs. Instead of eggs, penis shaped festival foods and souvenirs are sold to excited fertility flute worshippers hoping for a bumper thumper crop.
Looks like the geoduck clams might have some stiff competition from this Japanese Delicacy…
Thirty-six year-old women carry a small ‘Hung Wei Lo’ to help them with fertility or protect them from harm. For the safe birth and and good health of their baby, pregnant women don’t beat around the bush when they ask phallus bearers to touch the tip of the engorged Beaver Cleaver.
Tagata Shrine Fertility Festival (Tagata Jinja Hounen Matsuri)
For more photos of this peculiar pênis sanctuary, please visit Hounen Matsuri, Tagata Jinja
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