Friday, March 16, 2007

Tagata Jinja- Japanese Harvest Festival!

On March 15th every year, Japan has a huge festival for fertility and fruitfulness.

To celebrate the festival, a huge penis is carried (at least 6 feet long)- called Oo-Owasegata. It is a symbol of the source of life to all of nature.

Free sake is distributed and penis shaped candies, keychains, penis on a stick and other souvenirs can be found everywhere.

The look of the festival is quite amusing to outsiders, but the festival is a sacred and special day in Japan.



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