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Kanamara Matsuri 2009 (Festival of the Steel Phallus)

Discretion advised.

NOTE: I’ve been trying to set it to only display a summary of this post on the homepage, but so far I’ve had no luck and for that I’m sorry. 

Well, today, I attended a festival in Kawasaki that revolves around, well, Penises. Say it once if you want to just get it over with: Penis.

It was very…interesting? I mean, the festival felt sort of just festival-ish, but what made it interesting were the people that were there.  About half the people were foreigners, which I would complain about if I weren’t also a foreigner. There were also many other people, though, doing wacky things, which made it interesting.

I’ll get onto the pictures now.

For all of the pictures there are so many captions I could put for them. Because of that, I’ll just post basic ones and leave the rest to your imagination.

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Souvenir shop. I didn’t buy anything.

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A statue. This picture reminds me of when a reporter is trying to have a serious interview on TV when suddenly a streaker runs in the background of the footage.

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The man in the back with the white camera looks like he’s taking a picture of me.

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Knick-knack shop.

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You could buy candy ones.

“I’ll take four penises please”…

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Wow. That’s expensive (600 yen)

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That’s a man.

The following pictures are a set of pictures taken of people riding the giant wooden penises.  Everyone was taking pictures, mind you, and they wanted their picture taken.  I’m not a creep.

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My. He sure seems to be enjoying himself.

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He kept falling off.

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I was going to get a picture with these fine ladies but there wasn’t a nearby English speaker who i could ask to take the picture so..I didn’t.

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They were selling cloth. With patterns on it.

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Suckers. Not ice cream

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There you go. That’s it.

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