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Whatchamacallit 68: My Japanese Sucker

From the Festival of the Steel Phallus: かなまら祭り / Kanamara Matsuri

Back in April 2015 I visited the Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki, Japan. I was there, specifically, to visit the Festival of the Steel Phallus: かなまら祭り / Kanamara Matsuri.

I wrote about the Festival of the Steel Phallus and about the Kanayama Shrine in general.

This is one of a few objects that I brought back from my time at the festival – a genuine cocksucker.

The other objects are pieces of cloth that are waiting to be turned into something: dish towels or something. Maybe facemasks? Not sure.

The cocksucker sits on display on a shelf in my hallway – something I see as I come out of my bedroom. It constantly makes me smile.


During the Covid-19 crisis, I am going to try and make a point of writing a blog post about an object in my home.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

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