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    For 364 days of the year, Misaki is a sleepy suburb of the industrial city of Kawasaki, 45 minutes south of Tokyo by train. But, on the first Sunday in April, the local shrine is the center of one of the oddest but most wildly popular festivals in all of Japan.

    Wakamiya Hachimangu is one of the few remaining fertility shrines in Japan, with the god that is worshipped here taking the form of a large, iron penis.

    In other towns, portable shrines known as "omikoshi" (colourful decorations) are carried shoulder high, swinging in time with the marchers, through the streets as a summer rite.

    In Misaki, the object of worship takes the form of a penis named "Kanamara-sama", which translates roughly as "Big Iron Penis Lord", that is ceremonially paraded around the neighbourhood.

    The gentlemen of The Elizabeth Club an organisation of transvestites named in honour of Elizabeth Taylor also parade a large, pink paper-mache omikoshi.

    Hundreds of people flock to the grounds of the shrine, where stalls sell lollipops in the form of the male sexual organ and milky sake is poured from flasks of a similar shape.

    Balloons are predictably in the form of a penis while hawkers do a roaring trade in penis-shaped charms and decorations to attach to mobile phones.

    The legend behind the shrine's resident deity is also re-enacted each year. According to lore, a demon with sharp teeth had taken a liking to a local woman and, jealous at her impending marriage, decided to inhabit her body. After the wedding, when the newlyweds were consummating their union, the demon used his fangs to emasculate the groom.

    A second suitor reportedly met the same fate before the local blacksmith came up with the ingenious idea of forging a metal penis with which to fool the demon. The demon fell for the ruse, lost all its teeth and had little choice but to vacate the victim.

    Exactly when these events took place has been lost in the mists of time, but the matsuri was recorded in the early Edo Era of the 1600s and has been going strong ever since. In those days, the only celebrants would have been local people from the neighbourhood of the shrine, but today its fame has spread far and wide and several thousand will turn out this Sunday for a chance to stroke the star of the show.

    A slightly more likely reason for the shrine's unusual object of worship is the local sex industry in years gone by, with prostitutes paying their respects to keep disease at bay.

    Despite all the inevitable sniggering, the high priest of the temple insists that the event has a serious meaning, encouraging people to be more responsible in this era of Aids and sexually transmitted diseases.

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    It's a bit like mine Lynne only the blacksmith put mine on upside down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rover View Post
    It's a bit like mine Lynne only the blacksmith put mine on upside down.

    he made a bollocks of it alright

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    he made a bollocks of it alright
    Get your Magnum out Harry and blow them off.
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    Well we know where one part of the permanently nervous Mr Pink ended up seems even worse then his worst fears came to pass. Wheres the rest of him?

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    genius love bizarre info like this ,should be on qi
    Quote Originally Posted by Lynne View Post


    For 364 days of the year, Misaki is a sleepy suburb of the industrial city of Kawasaki, 45 minutes south of Tokyo by train. But, on the first Sunday in April, the local shrine is the center of one of the oddest but most wildly popular festivals in all of Japan.

    Wakamiya Hachimangu is one of the few remaining fertility shrines in Japan, with the god that is worshipped here taking the form of a large, iron penis.

    In other towns, portable shrines known as "omikoshi" (colourful decorations) are carried shoulder high, swinging in time with the marchers, through the streets as a summer rite.

    In Misaki, the object of worship takes the form of a penis named "Kanamara-sama", which translates roughly as "Big Iron Penis Lord", that is ceremonially paraded around the neighbourhood.

    The gentlemen of The Elizabeth Club an organisation of transvestites named in honour of Elizabeth Taylor also parade a large, pink paper-mache omikoshi.

    Hundreds of people flock to the grounds of the shrine, where stalls sell lollipops in the form of the male sexual organ and milky sake is poured from flasks of a similar shape.

    Balloons are predictably in the form of a penis while hawkers do a roaring trade in penis-shaped charms and decorations to attach to mobile phones.

    The legend behind the shrine's resident deity is also re-enacted each year. According to lore, a demon with sharp teeth had taken a liking to a local woman and, jealous at her impending marriage, decided to inhabit her body. After the wedding, when the newlyweds were consummating their union, the demon used his fangs to emasculate the groom.

    A second suitor reportedly met the same fate before the local blacksmith came up with the ingenious idea of forging a metal penis with which to fool the demon. The demon fell for the ruse, lost all its teeth and had little choice but to vacate the victim.

    Exactly when these events took place has been lost in the mists of time, but the matsuri was recorded in the early Edo Era of the 1600s and has been going strong ever since. In those days, the only celebrants would have been local people from the neighbourhood of the shrine, but today its fame has spread far and wide and several thousand will turn out this Sunday for a chance to stroke the star of the show.

    A slightly more likely reason for the shrine's unusual object of worship is the local sex industry in years gone by, with prostitutes paying their respects to keep disease at bay.

    Despite all the inevitable sniggering, the high priest of the temple insists that the event has a serious meaning, encouraging people to be more responsible in this era of Aids and sexually transmitted diseases.
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    Interesting fact about Asian men They are the only people whose penis can go back inside them and can kill them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    Interesting fact about Asian men They are the only people whose penis can go back inside them and can kill them
    What?? ????

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    yup. Those lads have some real body issues Can you imagine it. They arent worried about the size of it just weather or not its still there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    Interesting fact about Asian men They are the only people whose penis can go back inside them and can kill them
    Gives a whole new meaning to ramming it home
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