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A guide to Japan’s kanamara festival

A guide to Japan’s kanamara festival

| April 22, 2016

Japan really takes the biscuit for slightly crackers festivals and Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) is one of the most bizarre. What is it? On the first Sunday of April, revellers young and old, male and female gather to celebrate the male phallus. Although it may seem like quite a modern notion, the […]

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