Mar/15 Honen Festival at Tagata Shrine4.1
from 3/15 '21 to 3/15 '21
Tagata Shrine in Aichi Prefecture holds the Honen Festival every March 15, which is known as a strange festival involving the dedication of a giant symbol of manhood made of wood. It is also called "Penis Festival".
The main highlight of the festival is the parade, around 120 participants parade down the street while carrying a giant wooden penis, also called "O-owasegata", with 2 meter long, 60 cm thick, and 100 kg weigh.The festival reaches its climax when the O-owasegata reaches the Tagata Shrine and service is held. This festival is held to pray for a good harvest, the flourishing of all natural things, and prosperous descendants.
Phalluses-shaped candies, chocolates, and objects are sold at a souvenir shop.
Date : March 15, 2021
Tagata Shrine : 152, Tagata-cho, Komaki-City, Aichi
Access : a 5-min walk from Tagata Jinja-mae
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Airport/Sta.Tagata-Jinzen Station (about 300m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
2.0a month ago
I like this shrine it's very small and quaint and doesn't waste a whole day and it's interesting. Unfortunately all of the staff are very cold and never have I seen one of them smile. It's just a cold and unfriendly atmosphere. But the festival in March is really fun and worth a trip!
5.03 months ago
Interesting place! Maybe not for more conservative people without open minds or wanting to know history/tradition.
It's a shrine to pray for the health of families wanting children, those who have had them, and those who have lost them. You'll see many couples, families, and small children here for that. The giggling about the statues aside it was cool to learn about it's purpose.
All the best for the families 🤠
5.08 months ago
I hope everyone who came this place will be have lucky
1.0a year ago
Hmmm... No comments for this place.. so happened it was the 1st stop for the tour that I joined. It's definitely not on my list of things to see !🙄
5.02 years ago
This was such a fun festival. It was fun to see and try the interesting food served here. I loved seeing the festive energy. The free sake they handed out was great and you could have as much as you wanted. I am so happy I got to see this festival. 😊😍😄❤️