B-SIDE PROJECTS – Kanamara Matsuri

The Kanamara Matsuri (“Festival of the Steel Phallus”) is a very popular celebration in Kawasaki, Japan. The first Sunday in April, the Kanayama Shrine welcomes thousands of visitors from Japan and from all over the world. The phallus remains the main attraction of the festival and it takes different forms of representation (candles, t-shirts, candies…). These pictures are from the 2018 edition, which took place on April 1st.