Mar/15 Honen Festival at Tagata Shrine4.1
from 3/15 '20 to 3/15 '20
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, 2020
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
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1.02 months 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 !🙄
5.011 months 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. 😊😍😄❤️
5.03 months ago
Interesting place to see
4.03 months ago
It’s a place to pray for people with difficult to have a baby
5.0a year ago
One of my first and most memorable tours. A lot of events and merchant stands. Make sure to bring some cash prior for the delicious food and trinkets.