Monday, May 08, 2006

Sex Shrines and Pretty Flowers...(?)

So after Matsuyama we started to travel down the coast to head towards Ashizuri Misaki, one of the capes of Shikoku. I had read that in Uwajima, a town along the way, was a shrine dedicated to fertility, with an adjoining sex museum. "A sex museum?!" thought I. "Don't have these in Canada...hmmm... let's check it out!"

Well, I think this picture sums it up well. Yes, folks, a large wooden penis. We should have listened to the warning bells; we should have turned back... but we didn't.

We paid our entrance fee to the 3-story museum, and entered. I turned my head, and saw the monk/priest who took our money surfing porn on the Internet. Once again, we should have listened to the warning bells; we should have turned back... but we didn't.

What did we see? TOO BLOODY MUCH!! Every single millimeter of space was used in this museum - floor to ceiling. Phallic "items," positional diagrams, sculptures, photos...I'm still working on cleansing my soiled mind. Thankfully, not everything I see resembles a penis anymore. Phew.

Enough said. Live and learn.

After our disturbing stop in Uwajima, we headed down the coast towards Nanrakuen, our camping stop for the evening. This is a close-up of a gorgeous flower Jeff found just outside the restaurant we went to for dinner. Gotta love the macro lens! The flower is actually not very large... the close-up just throws you off. I absolutely love the sharp colors.

And here I am at our dinner stop, madly planning our time in Shikoku. Me and a map ... a very common sight during our trip.

2 comments:

Kevin said...

http://www.yamasa.org/japan/english/destinations/aichi/tagata_jinja.html

Christian said...

That's bullshit! You're only showing ONE phalus pic?!?! MORE!!!!!! C'mon, you know everyone wants to see...