• JAPAN FERTILITY festival

    Image ID
    FOT660015
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    2.2 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    1750 x 2614 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    148 x 221 mm
    5.8 x 8.7 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    japan Kawasaki phallus festival prostitutes transvestites AIDS STDs
    Description
    Participants carry a portable shrine on which is mounted a 2.5 meter pink phallus in the grounds of Wakamya Hachimangu shrine during the Kanamara festival in Kawasaki, Japan on 04 April 2010. The fertility festival, often just called the "penis festival," has been held since the early 1600s. Kanamara means metal phallus, so named after a story dating back hundreds of years in which a local blacksmith made an iron phallus to protect a girl who was thought to be cursed. Today, the festival also aims to promote awareness of AIDS and STDs.
    Uploader
    Robert Gilhooly
    Contributor
    ROBERT GILHOOLY
    Date Taken
    2010-04-04
    Uploaded on
    2010-04-04
    Collection
    Japan Fire-walking Ritual
    Category
    Events
    Sub Category
    Festivals
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Below camera
    Number of people
    many
    Dominant colour
    #D090B0