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Kanagawa: Menkake Gyoretsu (Kanamara Matsuri)

Fertility Festival.The shrine is noted for its Menkake Gyoretsu, a parade of masked people carrying the sacred palanquins containing symbols of phallic gods. Shinto dance by shrine maidens, festival music will be also performed in the shrine precincts.

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Location: Kanayama-jinja Shrine (Wakamiya Hachiman-gu Shrine), Kawasaki, Kanagawa

Keikyu Daishi Line to Kawasaki Daishi Sta., and then walk 5 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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