In Japan spring has come. But with the arrival of spring on the Islands is an unusual holiday, the main objects of which were. phalluses and vaginas. The roots of this entertaining festival back to ancient times – 1500 years ago. During the festival, people pray for the birth of children and good harvest.
Festival of phalluses called “Kanamara”, was launched in Kawasaki on April 5.
An elderly Japanese man prays at the Cathedral of Tagata in the city of Komaki. Traditional festival of Kanamara (Utamaro) is held each spring, it marks the beginning of the flowering and glorifies fertility.
Japanese waits for the start of the ceremony next to carved from Japanese cypress in the phallus 198 cm
Men carry a huge phallus to the temple. This procession is accompanied by loud screams, applause and hoots from the audience. The temple is not far, but to convey this figure, it takes about one and a half hours.
During the ceremony, the phallus need some times to turn around. It is believed that the touch of a woman the main symbol of the festival ensures harmony in the family and offspring, childless
Sexual traditions of different peoples
How often it happens that you are in another country or even another continent and am amazed at how different traditions people have. This applies to literally everything: manners to greet, to talk, to eat, to take care of loved ones. But even more interesting to learn about their traditions in terms of sexual relations.
In Micronesia, in many tribes women, before having sex with a man should arouse himself. For this they need the stinging ants. They release on a few dozen ants, and when the girl’s body crying out in pain, it is believed that it is the right time to have sex.
For example, if in Australia you will see that the two guys at the meeting touching sex members from each other, do not worry. In this way they Express the cheer and joy that met.
Very strange tradition originated in South Africa . Here it is tested the groom. Before taking to wife his beloved, he should have sex with her mother. And, not once, but as long as you need to prove that he is quite independent and will be able to create a family. Quite a strange tradition, isn’t it? In addition, before “meet the mother” the groom undergoes a complete body check from his future father-in-law. It checks healthy teeth, skin, Continue reading
Filipino cuisine is bright and colorful, but has a number of specific features. It has formed a lot of natural, national, historical and cultural factors, each region of the Philippines you can see their culinary peculiarities.
Tropical island situation of the country and the Malay population has laid the Foundation, Filipino cuisine is without doubt a typical Asian kitchen. Main component, of course, rice . widely used tropical fruits, coconut milk, variety of seafood, spices.
Although traditionally Filipino dishes are not preferred in the European knife and fork from a plate and not in Chinese with chopsticks from the bowl, and by hand and certainly from the banana leaf . this tradition (magalski «Chaman” ) is cultivated only in some in the local restaurants.
Filipino cuisine Asian non-sharp, but three hundred years of Spanish rule had softened her considerably. Amid dishes of neighboring countries, Philippine a lot more moderate and more tolerant to the European stomach.
Catholicism, unlike widespread in the region of Islam, much less impose food taboos and restrictions, otherwise the Filipinos and the country would be unable to enjoy the main meal — Lechon — spit-roast suckling pig.
Only slightly influenced the local cuisine and Indian culinary tradition, Continue reading