Friday, May 15, 2009

Penis day in Japan

How could we have missed it? March 15 was " Penis Day " in Japan . Here are the photos. The actual festival is called Honen Matsuri. Celebrated every March 15 in Komaki, a town about 45 minutes north of Nagoya , Japan , this is the time of year where folks haul out a large wooden penis to give three cheers to fertility and renewal. The custom is an old one that is connected to bringing about a good harvest and having babies.












25 comments:

Lady Ridesalot said...

OMG! This isn't a joke?? I guess it shouldn't surprise me. Any culture that thinks only boys are valuable and girls should be disposed of... well there you have it.

Kind of warped if you ask me.

On another note: some of these pics are hilariously funny. LOL!

Baron's Life said...

LadyR. I'm not surprised at your being shocked by this. I know, from your blog, that you are real and wholesome..No this isn't a joke...It's the plain truth and it should make us think before defining and stating our foreign policies.

subrosa said...

I thought it great fun. But then I think the penis is amusing too ;)

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

It looks like one big bachelorette party only with a bunch of MEN! Ewwwwwwwww!!! lol OMG..crack me up! LadyR...did you see how they made the little girl rub the penis..whatever!

Thanks for sharing Baron...your humor amuses me!

scunnert said...

Cool

Nikos said...

When I saw the title my initial thought was it can't be much of a day.....

Baron's Life said...

Subrosa..glad you enjoyed Lassie..Cheers

Baron's Life said...

Steph...One big party it was...they do it every year...I'm sure the wooden peckers are wishful thinking for them...lol

Baron's Life said...

Scunnert...Years ago, during a trip to Japan, I had the honor of actually seeing the parade take place. It was wild.

Baron's Life said...

Nikos...apparently you were wrong...did you see how the Japanese gals were enjoying this thing...!

Thom said...

OMG if we had that here in the USofA we'd all be arrested. Happy Harvesting I always say :)

Baron's Life said...

Thom..no way we would have this in N.A...we're puritans and practice sex in the dark...ok maybe with the bed side light on...lol

Thom said...

Yeah then there's always a bag over her head :) LOL

The Old Fart said...

It might be a way to attract that
"Elusive Bus Wench"

I always thought the Japanese considered this to be a Private Thing and didn't show their "Privates" so to speak in "Public"

Baron's Life said...

Bill,
"Elusive" bus wench...too funny..Yes the Japanese consider private patrs private. You are 100% correct and will not show their privates in public...however this festival is not about sex per se...It is about the Gods of fertility..(Ancient tradition) I've been lucky enough, some years ago, to actually see the parade and floats in the streets near Nagoya Japan..The place was crowded with Japanese carrying this wooden Penis symbol, chanting and marching and dancing and partying and when it was over it was over.

bikerted said...

Q: Who's the woman in the last photo?

A: F%&K NOSE! :o)

Baron's Life said...

Bikerted...your guess is as good as mine...lol

mq01 said...

well now ive seen everything...LOL... woohoo!!.. cheers to the penis. LMAO, did i just say that...?!? ;)

Baron's Life said...

mq01...yes you did and we're mighty proud of you

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Suddenly that hot dog for lunch doesn't sound too appetizing anymore.

ruslan.aka said...

i wish this holiday become global! =)

Baron's Life said...

ruslan.aka
Thank you for your visit...maybe one day your wish will be true...who knows.

Anonymous said...

Mine's bigger!!!

Anonymous said...

Lady R your lack of understanding the culture is amazing. Dispose of women? You mean China. Let's get our facts straight.
Thanks for the false info.

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