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A woman doing a penis sculpture with a radish during the Kanamara Festival at Kawasaki on April 2, 2017. The Kanamara Matsuri or the festival of the Steel Phallus is held on the first Sunday in April at the Kanayama shrine. The festival started by prostitutes who wished to pray for protection from sexually transmitted diseases, and now for easy delivery, marriage and married-couple harmony. It become a tourist attraction and is used to rise money for HIV disease. 02/04/2017-Kawasaki, JAPAN
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Pierre-Emmanuel Delétrée
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Kanamara Penis Festival
A woman doing a penis sculpture with a radish during the Kanamara Festival at Kawasaki on April 2, 2017. The Kanamara Matsuri or the festival of the Steel Phallus is held on the first Sunday in April at the Kanayama shrine. The festival started by prostitutes who wished to pray for protection from sexually transmitted diseases, and now for easy delivery, marriage and married-couple harmony. It become a tourist attraction and is used to rise money for HIV disease. 02/04/2017-Kawasaki, JAPAN