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Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Penis festival in Kawasaki, Japan


The Kanamara Matsuri is centered on a local 
penis-venerating shrine. The legend is that a jealous sharp-toothed demon hid inside the vagina of a young woman the demon fell in love with and bit off penises of two young men on their wedding nights. After that, the woman sought help from a blacksmith, who fashioned an iron phallus to break the demon's teeth, which led to the enshrinement of the item. This legend in Ainu language was published as "The Island of Women" by Basil Hall Chamberlain.

Source: Wikipedia


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