Kanamara Matsuri (Penis Festival)
Kawasaki, Japan. April 2010
Only in Japan would a giant wooden penis measuring 2.5m long be carried upon the shoulders of local inhabitants to the adoration of cheering crowds. But that's exactly what happens at this annual Shinto Fertility festival held in Kawasaki each spring. Everything with a penis theme is on offer here, including phallus key rings and vegetables carved into various suggestive forms.