Posts tagged: Japan
↳ The Little Mermaid set in JapanNothing gave the youngest princess such pleasure as to hear about the world of human beings up above them. Her old grandmother had to tell her all she knew about ships and cities, and of people and animals. What seemed nicest of all to her was that up on land the flowers were fragrant, for those at the bottom of the sea had no scent.
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
Princess Amalia of the Netherlands and Princess Aiko of Japan
2ch stares at maps way too long. win for the rest of us.
Tokyo Ghoul | Scenery: Episode 1
"Never give up! Keep doing what you like!”
Japan’s annual Kanamara Matsuri festival, aka the “Festival of the Steel Phallus.”
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What the actual literal fuck
legend goes that a woman who had vagina dentata or “teeth” in her vagina (be it a demon or std), castrated her lover’s penis on their wedding night. she asked a blacksmith for help and he made her pretty much an iron dildo to break the teeth off
the tradition celebrates this iron penis, hence its name, festival of steel phallus
in more modern times, sex workers would to go to a shrine to pray for protection from STDs while couples would pray for healthy pregnancies and marriages.
it is also regarded as a fertility festival, where couples would pray for the health of their babies or hope that babies are in the future
the tradition has raised HIV awareness and research efforts in japan so like yeah it’s actually a very neat and positive thing yeah
In Japan families can summon their house ghost to kill pests for them.