Japanese Penis Festival

The Festival of the Steel Phallus, aka Kanamara Matsuri, is held each spring at the Kanayama Shrine. This total cock fest in Kawasaki, Japan, has been arousing some stiff interest since 1969, and it continues to grow in girth and popularity year after year. It usually happens on the first Sunday in April, and it’s a cock hungry springtime fertility festival.

theme is ‘The Dick’

As the theme of Kanamara Matsuri is ‘the dick’, people are liberated to celebrate schlong. Devout worshippers do so in very creative and inventive ways. From thirsty dick illustrations, cute candy cocks, penis carved vegetables, and plastic penis decorations, the dick is represented in almost every way imaginable. The climax of this dong dance is a holy phallus parade through the village. Shinto monks carry dick statues on their shoulders, and saunter through town like preening peacocks. It’s cock, cock, cock, cock, cock – around the clock.

Legend of the iron Phallus

How did it all begin? The legend goes that a jealous sharp-toothed demon hid inside the vagina of a young woman. The demon fell in love with his host and proceeded to bite off the penises of her two young husbands on each of their wedding nights.

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After these double-dick traumas, the woman sought help from a blacksmith, who fashioned an iron dildo/phallus to break the demon’s teeth. The plan was a success and the girl’s beautiful vagina was free to remarry. The villagers went on to celebrate and worship the glorious dick ever since. Though, who’d be brave enough to marry that snappy snatch, haunted hatch? Let’s hope, if she ever did exist, she eventually found happiness in her lifetime.

Divine Dick

The Kanayama Shrine has always been popular among prostitutes praying for protection from sexually transmitted infections. But the power of the cock does not stop there. It is also said that the shrine offers divine protections for business prosperity, and marital harmony.

Elizabeth Dick

Today, the festival has become something of a tourist attraction and is used to raise money for HIV research. The size of the dick statues has grown year after year. Now, some are a whopping 100cm in diameter and can be over 2 meters in length. The most photographed and iconic phallaus of them all, is the ‘Elizabeth’ – which was donated by a drag bar in Tokyo. This pink phallus symbolizes a rare ‘safe-space’ for LGBTQ+ people in Japan, since the shrine is carried by men in drag and trans people.

Size Queen

We often hear the phrase, “size doesn’t matter”,  but that is definitely not the case at this ‘Japanese Penis Festival’. PLUS users who feel strongly about cock sizes can do a specific filter search in the app, to find any size they like: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Just go to your filters and set the search to the desired size.

Fun Dick Phrases

Phallus: A penis, or something that represents a penis – e.g., a phallic building.
Sausage fest: A lot of dick, or a situation that coincidentally involves a lot of men.

Throbbing boner: A pulsating erection.
Morning wood: An early morning erection.

Helicopter: To spin one’s cock around in a circular motion.
Cock blocked: When you were prevented from getting intimate with another guy.

Cock fiend: A person who really loves cock and will do anything for it.
Cock worship: Usually a very long and wet blow job, except in Japan in early April when it’s more literal.

Soggy biscuit: The game of circle jerking around a lucky guy who gets to be the biscuit/cookie.
Biscuit/cookie: A guy who wants to have a circle of men jerk off and cum on him.
Bukkake: A Japanese twist on soggy biscuit.


Photo Credit

Photographer: Guilhem Vellut

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