Honensai 2015 NSFW

Today, Amanda and I biked 14 Km to Komaki to attend Honensai, an interesting festival. This festival is NSFW. It contains carvings and other artificial representations of penises.

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There were many phallicly shaped foods available.

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They throw very large rice cakes at this festival. They caution pregnant women, the elderly, children, and people wearing glasses to refrain – for good reason! I got hit in the eye – it really hurts! I did manage to snag 2 rice cakes, though!!

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More penis foods.

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Amanda got omu-yakisoba.

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Getting ready for the parade.

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One of the festival participants.

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Instrumentalists walking up the hill.

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The penis banner.

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The oni needed help to walk down the hill in his geta.

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Unmarried women carry penises that you can stroke for fertility luck.

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The parade participants chatting.

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One of the young women with her wooden penis.

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Two mikoshi were carried in the parade.

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Waiting for the arrival of the first mikoshi.

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The main event!

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Carrying the penis down the hill.

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A closeup of the detail.

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While waiting for the rice cake throwing, I saw this omiyage.

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This year, 42 year old men threw the rice cakes.

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Here’s a close up of the rice cakes. They were no joke. These were about the size of a hamburger.

Well, that’s all for Honensai!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Grandma
    Mar 15, 2015 @ 23:59:13

    I guess you can have a parade for anything…..what a hoot!!!

    Reply

  2. Shirley Donehoo
    Mar 17, 2015 @ 03:52:01

    Can you just imagine trying to have a parade like this here? Those people in the parade all look like they take this event seriously! Glad you had fun!

    Reply

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