Strange but true about Japan

The last post was suppose to be the last about our Japan trip. Well this one’s not really about the trip we made but just what I read yesterday and that remained in my head for some reason. Two things:

  1. Chocolate Fries
  2. Weird festivals – specifically ‘Kanamara Maturi’

I chanced upon an article by Brittany Jones-Cooper at Yahoo! travel inspirations where she sampled some Mcfry Potato in Japan served with chocolate sauce. Brittany launches into a deep dive on the topic of taste (eg the salt with chocolate, probably on the sweet side) and the practicality of just one pack of sauce. Sure interesting read to prick your imagination if you hadn’t the chance to experience what she did.

This is one more example of how innovation is rife though sometimes awry in Japan. But you cannot fault someone from trying right? Perhaps we might see Emu burger on the menu soon?

The other was about the festivals in Japan – the weird ones as it seems. The one in specific venerates the phallus. Not sure how they turned the shrine visited by women of the oldest profession (to seek protection from veneral diseases) turned into a festival. You’d need to travel to Kawasaki to find out – it’s not too far away from Tokyo. I recommend this only if the rest o Japan fails to impress you.

Map of Kawasaki

According to Google, it is ~18 miles from Tokyo.

Surely the above is about traveling off the beaten tracks, so it qualifies as travel writing…




Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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