I don’t know how I missed it but March 15th is to Japan what the Rose Parade is to America. Honen Matsuri celebrates the prosperity of fertility. The festival’s main features are Shinto priests playing musical instruments, a parade of ceremonially garbed participants, all-you-can-drink sake, and a 620 pound, 96 inch long wooden phallus. Instead of floats decorated with roses, penises are the order of the day. It may sound like fun, but how on earth does this lady blow her nose?