*From An Email:
I did a Google search on ‘Honen Matsuri’ and believe it or not this is true.
Obscure Japanese holiday
How could we have missed it? March 15 was Penis Day in Japan . Here are the photos. The actual festival is called Honen Matsuri. Celebrated every March 15 in Komaki, a town about 45 minutes north of Nagoya , Japan , this is the time of year where folks haul out a large wooden penis to give three cheers to fertility and renewal. The custom is an old one that is connected to bringing about a good harvest and having babies.
Hehehe…those silly Komakians…
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