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Lingam Worship - created by still26


Lingam Worship
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In the village of Komaki, 45 minutes from the central city of Nagoya, there is a shrine devoted to the phallus. Each spring, the old and young alike come here to see an enormous wooden penis carried through the streets, to eat penis shaped sweets, and to make a penis-spirited wish to god.

The tradition is thought to have begun around 1,500 years ago. A springtime celebration, the "penis festival", or Honen-sai Matsuri, is carried out to bring fertility and a good harvest to the people.

Available in this shrine are small wooden penises for sale. You then can write down your wishes on your little cock and place it in the shrine. (2 years and 95 days ago)

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"Temi-zusha" - created by still26


"Temi-zusha"
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It is here where one purifies their hands and mouth before entering a shrine in Japan. This is a long-standing cultural tradition. (2 years and 96 days ago)

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Royal Throne Imperial City of Hue - created by still26


Royal Throne Imperial City of Hue
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(2 years and 96 days ago)

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Thai Wai - created by still26


Thai Wai
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The Thai greeting referred to as the wai consists of a slight bow, with the palms pressed together in a prayer-like fashion. The higher the hands are held in relation to the face and the lower the bow, the more respect or reverence the giver of the wai is showing. The elderly are always shown reverence by the young and even toddlers have their hands pressed in a wai by doting parents teaching them this greeting at a very young age. (2 years and 96 days ago)

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photonut says:

What a nice photo this is,a slice of Asian culture

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Dear Heart,

This was good to hear from you. I am putting it up for Photo Exhibition material...hopefully it will get voted in, but you saying this helps me make up my mind. Thank you so much.

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Stockholm Kulturfestivalen - created by mischey


Stockholm Kulturfestivalen
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Myself sitting on kind of a monument created by kids at Kulturfestivalen Stockholm (5 years and 446 days ago)

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Hejsan, welcome to the site, hope you enjoy it here.

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gibbsld says:

Very nice, I really like the pose and the exposure is good.

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