Japanese Fertility Festival Japan Photographer
Men carry a wooden phallus on a portable shrine during Honen-sai, a fertility festival at Tagata Shrine in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The traditional Shinto festival celebrates fertility and a bountiful harvest. The principal offering during the festival is a large wooden phallus. Each year a craftsman carves a new phallus from a Japanese cypress tree. It measures almost 2.4 meters long and weighs 280kg. Ben Weller is a photographer based in Nagoya, Japan.