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The Kanamara, iron Phallus matsuri has it roots in an Edo era legend about a penis eating demon that was tricked by a local monk into biting down on a steel phallus, The shrine has a long history of metal working: swords used to be made there and there is still a foundry in the grounds which is lit with sacred fire on the morning of the festival. It was also popular with the local prostitutes...
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  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
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  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A mikoshi or portable shrine featuring a large iron phallus is carried during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A mikoshi or portable shrine featuring a large iron phallus is carried during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A mikoshi or portable shrine featuring a large iron phallus is carried during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A mikoshi or portable shrine featuring a large iron phallus is carried during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A mikoshi or portable shrine featuring a large iron phallus is carried during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A festival supporter checks email on his cellphone during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
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  • A Japanese sucks on a penis shaped candy during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A mikoshi or portable shrine featuring a large iron phallus is carried during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A mikoshi or portable shrine featuring a large iron phallus is carried during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • Large colourful flags are waved my matsuri supporters during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg
  • A large pink phallus is carried on a mikoshi or portable shrine by transvestites from the Elizabeth Club during the Kanamara matsuri or festival of the iron phallus in Kawasaki Daishi near Tokyo, Japan. Sunday April 1st 2012
    dc kanamara...jpg


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