Hounen Matsuri, The Japanese Festival of Pênis

On March 15th, the annual Festival of Pênis is celebrated by thousands of Japanese in the heart of Japan near the city of Komaki. A long phallus parade leads to the Tagata Jinja (shrine) and the ceremonial Woody is erected for the climax of the fertility festival.

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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…

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Photo Source: Festival do Pênis
Japaenese ladies also seem to enjoy sausages (symbolizing the phallus) wrapped in bread representing the vagina.

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.

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Stiff Sweets represent a long Chi Zi Wang for good health and life

Tagata Shrine Fertility Festival (Tagata Jinja Hounen Matsuri)
田方神社不妊·フェスティバル

For more photos of this peculiar pênis sanctuary, please visit Hounen Matsuri, Tagata Jinja

Indians use the Condom dance to protect their penis…

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Miss Moneypenny reporting for the Undercover Times

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Contrarian Comedienne who creates Photoshop Political Satire and comedy.

Posted on March 21, 2008, in Food Porn, Humor, Hump Day Humor, Sexual Satire and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. There is no shame about celebrating the most important thing about the man and beside, it’s really useful. Japanese people are really grateful about things that are “small” or something materialistic but it does get my attention. That’s what i love Japanese culture and beliefs. they’re nothing inappropriate. the penis is a reproductive organ which is very important for the cycle of life for mammals and living creatures. I don’t see why people gets offended or shocked negatively by the penis. Good thing this is only in japan. People of America is just not mature enough or don’t have such sense of humor…..just saying.

    • Miss Moneypenny

      Hi Diana and Penas,

      Since Wrap Music From India « MEMBERS ONLY is marked private, I’m unable to read what you are responding to.

      Hopefully, my comedy post is viewed with a sense of humor realizing that every culture has either a open or hidden sexual holiday. As noted in the post, Easter is a fertility festival and the egg is the symbol of fertility. No one including Americans should be negatively shocked or offended with the Japanese culture deciding to symbolize their fertility festival with the male sex organ.

      For years, Phallus humor has protruded onto the American scene causing eruptions of Laughter as noted by Rodney Carrington’s Dear Penis Song…

  2. There is no shame about celebrating the most important thing about the man and beside, it’s really useful. Japanese people are really grateful about things that are “small” or something materialistic but it does get my attention. That’s what i love Japanese culture and beliefs. they’re nothing inappropriate. the penis is a reproductive organ which is very important for the cycle of life for mammals and living creatures. I don’t see why people gets offended or shocked negatively by the penis. Good thing this is only in japan.

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