Welcome to Kanamara Matsuri, aka the Festival of the Steel Phallus, sees giant manhood-shaped shrines take over streets in Kawasaki, Japan. Phallus-loving party-goers parade giant manhood-shaped shrines down the streets as passers-by suck on manhood-themed lollipops. Held on April 5 this year, the event at the Kanayama Shrine celebrates the male appendage and fertility. It is believed to have its roots in the 17th Century, following the gory tale of a sharp-toothed demon who fell in love with a beautiful woman. It was not until a local blacksmith forged a steel phallus, which broke the demon’s teeth, that it was vanquished forever and the woman was free. The “Festival of the Steel Phallus” was then born and the Kanayama Shrine became renowned as a site for sex workers to pray for clients. Every spring, revellers don penis-nosed glasses, chew on penis-shaped food and take home a penis-candle to cherish their penis-filled day at Kanamara Matsuri forever.