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Tagata Jinja-mae Station on Meitetsu Railways' Komaki Line, a few stops from Inuyama Station. The shrine is a 10 min. walk from the train station.
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Tagata Shrine torii and entrance 田縣神社
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Tagata Shrine stone marker
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Mikuji paper fortunes for love and romance, marriage, and childbirth.
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Tagata Shrine Honden main hall. Komaki, Aichi Pref.
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Tagata Shrine Honden main hall which worships shrine worships a deity called Tamahime-no-Mikoto who was a daughter of a powerful local lord from the 5th century.
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Torii to Oku-no-miya Shrine, next to the Honden main hall.
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Stones and Oku-no-miya Shrine
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Oku-no-miya Shrine. Look carefully and you can see what's inside. 奥宮
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This is what you see inside Oku-no-miya Shrine. A giant wooden phallus offering.
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Oku-no-miya Shrine also has many other phallic objects presented as offerings. There even one which you can touch...
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Apparently it can become erect too. (Compare with previous photo.)
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Phallic objects
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Note that the phallus is not the object of worship. It is an offering to the god.
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Votice tablets written with people's wishes for love, sex, and babies.
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Place to rub the sacred balls. 珍宝窟
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Rub the two balls.
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Put in money and it will make a "chin" sound. (From the word "chinpo" for penis.)
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Phallic fence posts.
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Phallic rock. There are several phallic rocks donated by various people. Apparently they are either natural or carved.
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Best-looking phallic rock.
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Female and male rocks.
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Behind the rocks are two trees bonded together.
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Another pair of trees bonded together.
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And another...
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Worst-looking phallic rock. That's stretching the imagination a little too much.
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Votice tablet with illustration of the Honen Festival.
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Phallic souvenirs.
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Tagata Shrine banners. Also see Honen Festival photos here.
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