If you are one of the millions of men suffering from ED, or you are a woman who is wanting to have a baby, then Mara Kannon Shrine (mara means penis) in Tawarayama may be the place for you to visit.
It's one of the few fertility shrines still left in Japan, and has a wonderful collection of phallic sculptures in all shapes and sizes.
Around the shrine are some large pieces carved in wood and stone, and even one made of stainless steel. The quality of workmanship and attention to detail marks them as art, and the shrine feels like an art gallery.
Notice the testicles behind this pair?
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007