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Tagata Shrine Hônen Festival
festival for fertility

豊年祭り hônen-matsuri


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The light-hearted "Tageta shrine honen festival" in which the dankon, large wooden phalli, are carried in a procession from Kumano-jinja shrine to Tagata-jinja shrine, is held to pray for both procreation and bountiful harvests. The giant phallus - which is an offering and not a deity or a object of worship -  is 2,50 m long and weighs about 400 kg, is called "O-owasegata". Tagata shrine ist dedicated to Tamahime-no-Mikoto, daughter of a feudal lord and Mitoshi-no-Kami, a deity of harvests.

March 15, 2006

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Kumano-jinja shrine - group of men with wooden penis
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Kumano-jinja - group of men with wooden penis  (2)
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Kumano-jinja - group of men with wooden penis  (3)
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Kumano-jinja - group of men with wooden penis  (4)
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Kumano-jinja - group of men with wooden penis  (5)
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Kumano-jinja - group of men with wooden penis  (6)
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Kumano-jinja - man with miniature phallus
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Kumano-jinja - man with miniature phallus  (2)
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Kumano-jinja - man with miniature phallus  (3)
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Kumano-jinja - man with miniature phallus (4)
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Toshi-gami / Mitoshi-no-kami
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palaquin for Toshi-gami / Mitoshi-no-kami, deity of harvests  (2)
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Mitoshigami / Mitoshi-no-kami  (3)
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young woman with miniature phallus
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Kumano-jinja - festival participants
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young woman with miniature phallus  (2)
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Kumano-jinja - festival participants  (2)
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Kumano-jinja - young women with miniature phallus  (3)
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Kumano-jinja - visitor with miniature phallus
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Kumano-jinja - young woman with miniature phallus  (4)
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banner with painting of a penis
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banner with ukiyoe shunga-style painting of a penis
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Kumano-jinja - festival participants  (3)
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giant phallus
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giant phallus / portable shrine - procession is leaving Kumano-jinja
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giant phallus / portable shrine - procession is leaving Kumano-jinja  (2)
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giant phallus - portable shrine  (3)
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giant phallus - portable shrine  (4)
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giant phallus - portable shrine  (5)
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women with cult object
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women with cult object  (2)
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man carries wooden penis
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banner with painting of a penis  (3)
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women with cult object  (3)
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banner with painting of a penis  (4)
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palanquin - Mitoshi-no-kami  (4)
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palanquin - Mitoshi-no-kami  (5)
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portable shrine (mikoshi) for Tamahime-no-Mikoto
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mikoshi - Tamahime-no-Mikoto  (2)
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mikoshi - Tamahime-no-Mikoto  (3)
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palanquin with rice wine (sake)
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musicians
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giant phallus - portable shrine  (6)
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giant phallus - portable shrine  (7)
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giant phallus - portable shrine  (8)
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giant phallus - portable shrine  (9)
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Phallus-Trageschrein  (10)
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Phallus-Trageschrein  (11)
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giant phallus - portable shrine  (12)
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giant phallus - portable shrine  (13)
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group of men with little wooden phallus
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group of men with little wooden phallus  (2)
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group of men with little wooden phallus  (3)
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group of men with little wooden phallus  (4)
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group of men with little wooden phallus  (5)
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group of men with little wooden phallus  (6)
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group of men with little wooden phallus  (7)
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group of men with little wooden phallus  (8)
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giant phallus - portable shrine  (14)
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giant phallus - portable shrine  (15)
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March 15, 1997

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giant phallus arriving in front of  main hall / Tagata-jinja
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young woman with cult object
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young woman with cult object  (2)
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festive mood
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36 years old women carry wooden penises
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women with cult objects  (2)
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women - 36 years = unlucky age (yakudoshi)
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giant phallus in front of Tagata-jinja  (2)
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Sarutahiko-no-Okami deity - see also tengû = long-nosed goblin
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sexual souvenirs
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