We participated in the drinking of sake, rubbing the wooden phallus, and praying to the fertility gods. What a cultural experience!
A Japanese woman carries a wooden phallus that women rub to bless their fertility.
A street vendor prepares a cabbage, egg, noodle, and meat meal.
Middle-aged men participate in the parade wearing traditional garments.
The Tagata Shrine, which is about 1,500 years old, holds the wooden phallus.
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