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Kanamara Matsuri: Penis festival in Japan

In Japan, there’s actually an entire festival dedicated to the male appendage. Enough said. According to The Independent, one of the highlights of this annual Shinto fertility festival held in Kawasaki during spring is a giant 2.5m wooden penis carried by locals.

Everything you’ll see at the special occasion is likely to be somewhat phallic too, from artfully carved vegetables to snacks and food.

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.