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Shimoda's other side is that the city/port has been the site of a fertility festival involving the public parading and honoring of phalluses. The connection between Shimoda's role in being one of the first landing sites of Perry's fleet is unknown.
I removed that from the main page. I'm not sure what to do with it now. --Dreamyshade 08:45, 10 Jun 2004 (UTC)