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Hounen Matsuri 6/7

The big phallus in front of Tagata shrine

Arriving at Tagata Shrine

The big symbol arrives in front of Tagata Shrine. All the men carrying it are 42 years old, an age considered to be vulnerable and thus requiring ritual intervention.

The big one in the shrine

The phallus has been carried into the shrine. It will be offered to god to pray for the growth of all living things and for a good harvest.

Created 1998-03-15

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