Japan celebrates fertility with a giant wooden penis

While Monthy Python famously paid tribute to one eyed yoghurt guns the world over in song, the Japanese fertility festival Hounen Matsuri takes a different approach.

The Shinto festival is notable for its use of a 280 kg, 96 inch-long wooden phallus that would make even John Holmes' eyes water. The gigantic, hand carved pork bishop is carried from one religious shrine to another as part of the procession.

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Members of the crowd also bring different sized snot sausage shaped statues to the ceremony. At the end of the ritual the worshipers are showered with small rice cakes which, as far as we know, are not shot out of the top of the gargantuan wooden phallus in an orgasmic spasm of lust.

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