Japan: Nothing says springtime like a penis festival

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  1. Big Al

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    Article courtesy of GlobalPost.com

    Bring on the giant wooden penis. The vagina shrine, too.
    By Jonathan Adams
    Published: March 16, 2010 16:42 ET

    KOMAKI, Japan — It's springtime in Japan and that means one thing.

    Actually, two things. Penis festivals and vagina festivals.

    It may sound like a sophomoric gag. But these are folk rites going back at least 1,500 years, into Japan's agricultural past. They're held to ensure a good harvest and promote baby-making.

    Maybe they should hold more such festivals. Japan has one of the world's lowest birthrates (1.37 children per woman), which experts blame on stagnant incomes and changing gender relations.

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    I like how that guy was handling that candle :)

    Novice - but seemed eager :)
     
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