Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Beware The Ides of March

I admit I'm about 2 months late with this warning, but, hell, I've been having a hard time lately finding the time to blog anyway, so, as they say (has anyone ever found out who "they" are)? "Better late than never."
Every March 15, Komaki, a small town in Japan, celebrates Hounen Matsuri. Matsuri is Japanese for "festival" and Hounen means "over-sized wooden penis."  (Well, I'm not entirely sure about this last part, but if it doesn't, it should).  
The festival  celebrates fertility.   Why else would you need a giant wooden penis? You think I'm kidding??


And my personal favorite:

How did Hallmark miss this one???


  1. I love this! Gotta watch out for the quiet, honorable countries...

  2. How did I miss this one when you first posted it? This is my kind of festival!