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Japanese festival features fat phalluses for fertility, fortune and fun!

The Kanamara Matsuri (aka "Festival of the Steel Phallus") is a Japanese health and fertility rite dating back as far as 300 years. During the festival, well-wishers literally worship massive, portable representations of the engorged male member. Fun for the whole family! Reuters has video of this year's event.

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There are some stalls where you can buy small candy in the form of vulvas but otherwise it's all about the cock. But then, it's just a reflection of Japanese society which is still pretty darn sexist.
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I loved the suckers.

And I agree with Rhea - she should fly to Japan and start massive demonstrations to institute a Steel Vagina Festival.
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I don't see what's so strange about this. According to my husband, I'm supposed to worship phallus all day, and deep into the night. Doesn't everyone do this?
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