Kanayama Jinja Shrine


2-13-16 Daishi Ekimae Kawasaki-ku
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About this sight

This shrine, located on the grounds of the larger Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine, is most famous for being the site of a festival held during the first Sunday of every April, the Kanamara Festival, or the Kanamara Matsuri, which began in 1977. The shrine is home to a large-sized phallus, the centerpiece of the festival, originally constructed to exorcise a demon from a young woman's vagina. The shrine also offers divine protection and blessings for fertility and sexual health, good marital relations and business prosperity.