Every friday night I try and get my girlfriend to celebrate Kanamara Matsuri or “Festival of the Steel Phallus”. Unfortunately she doesn’t share the same enthusiasm as these Japanese people. Kawasaki, Japan is home to what has to be the weirdest festival ever.
According to legend, a demon took residence in the lady parts of an inn keeper’s daughter shortly before her wedding. After the wedding her new husband went to consummate the marriage and the demon bit his penis off. Shortly after another suitor suffered the same fate.
The town’s blacksmith came up with a clever plan and crafted a steel penis to trick the demon. When the demon chomped into the metal shaft his teeth shattered. The demon fled and the blacksmith married the inn keeper’s daughter. Ummm yeah ok. Check out some pictures from what I will refer to as penis celebration day (just sounds more awesome).