Posts tagged: Japan
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.
yay ur back
Endless list of beautiful period dramas:
↳ Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
flaca stays being one of my favs omfg
only in Asia.
You guys have no idea how much money I’d save because I just wanna see the cat all the time.
Lofty Mount Lu by Shen Zhou | Blue Birds at Night by Watanabe Shotei | Pear Blossoms by Qian Xuan | Apricot Blossoms and Peacocks by Lü Ji | Plum Blossoms by Sun Long and Chen Lu | Moran Hojeopdo by Joseon | A Pair of Peacocks in Spring by Imao Keinen | Summer. Blooming wisteria and fish by Watanabe Shotei