Sunday, March 15, 2009
Alright, alright - Japan's Hōnen Matsuri festival is actually about "agricultural fertility" (literally "good harvest festival"), but that's been a euphemism for honoring the one eyed trouser mouse for as long as man has figured out how to rotate crops. For the small Tagata Jinja shrine just outside Nagoya, today is the biggest, thickest, dare I say girthiest? day of the entire year. So ladies, as you eat your wheat, rice or corn today, make sure you also take the time to acknowledge and honor the almighty phallus.