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Kanamara Phallus Festival

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The Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) in Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine si annual fertility festival. Held traditionally the first Sunday in April, it 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.