Japan has festivals all the time. One of my favorites is the Penis Festival in Kawasaki. This is a fertility rite that started many years ago when Japan was a desperately poor country and bearing children was difficult. It is much like the Boob Shrine.
Japanese girls love the Penis
Here's another festival that was held day before yesterday. It's the Naked Festival down in Okayama near Hiroshima.
The headline of this article cracked me up. From the Japan Times:
Men reach for sacred wood at 'Naked Festival'
Oh yes. To be young and frisky again. I remember when I was young, I would wake up with wood every morning. Ah those memories. But, no! That's not what they are talking about here in this story. They are talking about another bizarre festival. Read on:
About 9,000 men dressed in nothing but white "fundoshi" (loin cloths) gathered Saturday night in the city of Okayama for an offbeat competition to chase after two sacred sticks thrown by a monk. The men who manage to snatch the wood and leave with it from Seidaiji Temple in Higashi Ward are recognized as the "lucky men" of the year. The Seidaiji Eyo competition, also known as the "Naked Festival," is widely recognized as one of the "three oddest festivals" in the nation.
Guy's all grabbing for wood at this year's Naked Festival
Thanks to News on Japan