Apr 04, 2010 - Kawasaki, Japan - Participants carry a portable shrine with a large pink phallus during the Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) held in Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine on April 4, 2010 in Kawasaki, Japan. The annual feritility festival, held traditionally the first Sunday in April, is said to encourage fertility and bring harmony to married couples. The festival has also become somewhat of a tourist attraction and is used to raise money for HIV research and awareness of AIDS prevention.

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Shinto fertility festival held in Kawasaki
Apr 04, 2010 - Kawasaki, Japan - Participants carry a portable shrine with a large pink phallus during the Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) held in Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine on April 4, 2010 in Kawasaki, Japan. The annual feritility festival, held traditionally the first Sunday in April, is said to encourage fertility and bring harmony to married couples. The festival has also become somewhat of a tourist attraction and is used to raise money for HIV research and awareness of AIDS prevention.

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Date 4 Apr 2010
Location: Tokyo Tokyo Prefecture Japan
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