In short

Le Shinto Kanamara Matsuri (かなまら祭り, festival du phallus d’acier) est un festival Japanese annual event held every spring at Kanayama Shrine (金山神社, Kanayama-jinja) in Kawasaki, Japan. Japan. Exact dates vary: the main festivities fall on the first Sunday in April.

Kanamara Matsuri

Kanamara Matsuri, the steel phallus

At the Kanamara Festival, three portable shrines, "Kankiamara Mikoshi", "Kanayama Boat Mikoshi" and "Elizabeth Mikoshi", are patrolled.

Kanamara Mikoshi: A portable shrine with a square base and roof. A wooden phallus is housed inside. The oldest of three portable shrines.

Kanamara Boat Mikoshi: A portable shrine with a boat-shaped base and roof. Inside, a shiny black iron phallus is housed upwards. It was donated by Hitachi Zosen.

Elizabeth Mikoshi: A portable shrine with a huge pink dildo on the base. There is no roof. This portable shrine was donated by the transvestite club (女装クラブ) “Elizabeth Kaikan” in Asakusabashi.

The other two portable shrines are carried primarily by local parishioners, while the pallbearers are primarily women dressed as Elizabeth Hall, and they patrol with a unique cry of "Kanamara!" »

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Kanamara Matsuri