Namio Harukawa Art

Osaka artist Namio Harukawa is known for drawings of dominant women sitting on the faces of weak and submissive men.
The women are generously proportioned and their rounded figures overwhelm the small men. Their faces remain aloof yet pleased.


Kawasaki Kanamara Festival

As spring comes and flowers bloom thoughts turn to love.
Attracting tourists from around the world , the Kawasaki Kanamara festival celebrates the organs of generation. Combining modern twists with a traditional aesthetic, it’s a uniquely Japanese celebration that is not to be missed.


There is no stronger celebration of the Japanese joystick than Kawasaki’s Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Iron Phallus). Despite smirks and giggles from Westerners, this is no Fantasy Fest: it’s an ancient tradition that serves as a celebration of (and prayer for) fertility, long marriages and healthy births, and a way to promote awareness about sexually transmitted diseases, most importantly HIV.

金山神社(Kanayama Shrine)
2-13-16 Daishi Ekimae
Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa