March 29, 2003 in Current Events

Japanese Penis Festival

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I was checking out The West Virginia Surf Report, and came across link to these pictures. The expressions of some of these people’s faces are just priceless. Be forwarned; do not click on link at the office. If you do, make sure no one is around. Below is profile of this bizarre festival.

People of all ages participate in a parade in which everyone sports a gigantic penis, eat penis shaped candies, carve radishes into penis shapes, and dress up as their favorite cartoon character with one part of his anatomy dramatically enlarged! The whole thing is presided over by a priest, and there are arcane Shinto rituals that are carried out as well. The festival celebrates the vanquishing of a demon that lived in a woman’s vagina and would bite off the penises of her lovers! According to legend, a local craftsman fashioned a steel phallus which broke the demon’s teeth.

Btw, in case your wondering how I originally came across The West Virginia Surf Report, well I was checking my stats (no surprise there) and saw that someone came to my site after running the following search via google. In scrolling down the google results, saw The State of My Fat Ass link, two below mine. So you know I just had to go check it out.


  1. December 22, 2004 at 1:19 pm

    jackie walley

    i hardly believe anyone would go to something like that because who would want to celebrate someones penis. That is totally personan and should stay like that.

  2. April 11, 2004 at 6:36 pm


    yea this festavial is real. i live in japan. and my mom goes to this festavial every year. she even buys me candie from it.. and im only 15. i was sopposed to go to it this year but i didnt. it is sopposed to bless you for good fertility, and good luck with child birth. Ya know stuff like that. haha.. if ur ever in japan u should check it out sometime.

  3. March 22, 2004 at 10:47 am

    jackie walley

    I went once and i thought it was just really gross!

  4. August 23, 2003 at 6:47 pm

    Steve Savage

    Fertility festivals have been around as long as humans walked upright. What is interesting is the prudish reaction by americans, no doubt due to all the christianity hammered into their heads and america’s puritanical roots. Lets remember that it wasn’t too long ago we were burning people alive for practicing witchcraft.
    Americans should liven up…..we are constantly at odds with ourselves about sex. We are told its dirty and embarassing yet Van Nuys, California is pretty much the porn capital of the world.

  5. March 31, 2003 at 4:02 pm


    I wouldn’t doubt that it’s real – a friend of mine was just visiting from Japan, where he’s teaching English, and among his pictures were some of the Naked Man Festival, in which hordes of naked men run up a mountain in the middle of January. Hm.

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