‘Steel Phallus’ festival: Japan celebrates legendary defeat of penis-biting demon

Shrines containing models of giant penises were carried through the streets of Kawasaki, #Japan on Sunday as part of the annual Kanamara Festival, also known as the ‘#Festival of the #SteelPhallus.’

Attendees celebrated the legend of a demon that hid inside the vagina of a young woman whom the demon had fallen in love with, and bit off the penises of two young men on their wedding nights. The woman was then said to have gained help from a blacksmith, who created an iron penis to wreck the demon’s teeth.

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