Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Boob Worship Shrines in Japan

I put the title to this as, "Boob Worship Shrines in Japan" but that's not exactly correct as to what this is all about. It is about worship and it does have to do with women's breasts, but not in a sexual context...


(日本語は下)

In Japan there are shrine to all sorts of gods. It is a part of Shinto religion which is a totally Japanese religion. There are gods for animals, rivers, nature - you know, the usual sort. But there are also gods for some pretty wild things. 


The wildest one I had ever heard of was the god of penis which is in Kawasaki. I know you don't believe me, so here's a photo:


In spite of what you might be thinking this is about, it's probably not exactly what you imagine... This is actually a fertility ritual as too many men, er, ahem, have a hard time.. Ummm, getting an, er...well, you know what I mean; too many men have the unfortunate incident of "not being able to perform" duties.

This is what the Japanese probably used before Viagra.

Karube Shrine

Yesterday, I stumbled across another shrine that I thought was, well, unusual... It is a god for "Mother's breasts." Now stop what you are thinking right there!!! Some people think this is a god for women's breasts but that is not exactly correct. This shrine is dedicated to the breasts of the mother's in order so that she may give nutritious milk to babies...


Sorry to burst your bubble...

The shrine is in Okayama in Eastern Japan and is called Karube Shrine. It is also called "The Oppai Shrine." "Oppai" means "giving milk to babies." So, sorry guys... The shrine is not a shrine to the beauty of the women's breast... It is to the beauty of motherhood.  




おっぱい形の絵馬を奉納すると乳の病が治る乳神様として知られる「軽部神社」訪問記

乳の形をした絵馬を奉納すると乳の出ない人は乳が出るようになるという"乳神様"として知られているのが、岡山県総社市にある「軽部神社」。かつて境内に「垂乳根の桜」と呼ばれる枝垂れ桜があったことから乳神様として庶民の信仰を集めたそうで、現在も母乳が出るようにという願いを込めて乳房をかたどった絵馬が多数奉納されています。

詳しい情報 (more information at):Gigazine.

I think the boob people and the penis people should get together... They could probably have a party, no? 

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Keywords: penis, boobs, breasts, Kawasaki

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