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Take a look at Japan's Annual Penis Festival

Agencies/ DC Online | April 09, 2014, 15.04 pm IST
Each spring, in the first week of April, Japan's small town of Kawasaki celebrates 'Kanamara Matsuri', aka the "Festival of the Steel Phallus." Photo courtesy: Tokyodesu.com
Each spring, in the first week of April, Japan's small town of Kawasaki celebrates 'Kanamara Matsuri', aka the "Festival of the Steel Phallus." Photo courtesy: Tokyodesu.com

Kawasaki: Japan's famous Annual Penis Festival, locally called 'Kanamara Matsuri', was held on Wednesday, April 6, in Kawasaki.

The festival is said to have originated in the 17th century, and it celebrates fertility, pregnancy and penises.

The event is a major tourist attraction in Japan and also acts as a huge platform to raise money for HIV research and to encourage safe sex.

Check the gallery below for more pictures of this unique festival. 

Japan's Annual Penis Festival

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