Japan’s annual Kanamara Matsuri festival, aka the “Festival of the Steel Phallus.”
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What the actual literal fuck
legend goes that a woman who had vagina dentata or “teeth” in her vagina (be it a demon or std), castrated her lover’s penis on their wedding night. she asked a blacksmith for help and he made her pretty much an iron dildo to break the teeth off
the tradition celebrates this iron penis, hence its name, festival of steel phallus
in more modern times, sex workers would to go to a shrine to pray for protection from STDs while couples would pray for healthy pregnancies and marriages.
it is also regarded as a fertility festival, where couples would pray for the health of their babies or hope that babies are in the future
the tradition has raised HIV awareness and research efforts in japan so like yeah it’s actually a very neat and positive thing yeah
I love folklore… I just love the idea of some woman rocking up to a blacksmiths and basically going
"Yeah i wonder if you can help me? Now don’t freak out but-"
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Omg, his absolute look of despair when he says no XD
His face when he thought he got it right
"Yeah bitch imma throw this paper away cause I got it right."
Macaroni being madeare you fUCKING KIDDING ME
i could talk about that character less
but i could also
not do that
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