Where’s Waldo? – Japanese Matsuri Edition
Japanese Matsuri – Festivals and Celebrations
Japanese matsuri are traditional festive occasions. Every year a bizarre festival worshiping the penis takes place in Japan. Shinto fertility festivals held annually are penis-venerating celebrations that involve phallic processions and penis parades. Japan hosts a number of unusual and notorious festivals including the Kanamara Matsuri and the Hōnen Matsuri.
The image below is from a penis festival. There is a dude hidden in the photo. Let’s call him Waldo-kun. He is camouflaged in the crowd of G-string wearing, half-naked girls participating in the penis parade phallic procession. This photo is a gay test. A test to explore your sexual orientation. How long does it take you to spot Waldo-kun?
Where’s Waldo? is a series of children’s books created by British illustrator Martin Handford. It is also published as Where’s Wally?. The books consist of a series of detailed double-page spread illustrations. The illustrations depict dozens or more people doing a variety of amusing things at a given location. Readers are challenged to find a character named Waldo hidden in the group. Waldo’s distinctive red-and-white striped shirt, bobble hat, and glasses make him slightly easier to recognise. Many illustrations contain “red herrings” involving deceptive use of red-and-white striped objects.
More On Phallus Festivals
The embedded video below features Lonely Planet author and fearless festival hunter Ray Bartlett. He travels deep into the heart of suburban Japan for a peek at some of the world’s largest… penises, uncovering one of the country’s oldest and most venerable fertility festivals. Hounen Matsuri, in Komaki, Japan, holds this yearly celebration to ensure bountiful harvests and plenty of offspring in the coming years. Get ready to giggle, gawk, or admire as the penis procession unfolds. Or ask the gods to grant your wish by writing on a phallic prayer board.