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    Newlywed Women Ride on Giant Wooden Phallus During Hodare Festival in Japan

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    Each year, newlyweds flock to the Japanese Hodare Festival to ensure marital happiness and fertility.

    The word "Hodare" can be translated as "male genitals" or "the ripening of rice plants." The highlight of the festival brought worldwide fame to it as it includes young wives sitting on a giant wooden penis — the main symbol of the festival. The wooden sculpture, which is 2,2 meters long and weighs around 600 kilograms, is a religious symbol. Many believe that touching it could bring happiness to a married couple.

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