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... massage parlour 21 Female stars playing romantic male leads (Rose of
Versailles) 22 Tamasaburo playing an Edo period courtesan 23 Romance in the
Takarazuka theatre 24 Yoshitsune as a fighting bishonen 25 Kirokku in a fighting
his diary, 'I can't relax with a girl, so I fight instead.' Whenever there is a gang fight
against another school, Kirokku leads the way, jumping on his enemy from trees
like a mad bushman, smashing people's skulls with bamboo swords, or running ...
Yorozu was a retainer of the Monobe clan; they were the 'reactionaries' in charge
of policing dissent and presiding over Shinto ceremonies, thus obviously hostile
to novelties such as Buddhism. They were, in short, fighting for a world that was ...
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BEHIND THE MASK: On Sexual Demons, Sacred Mothers, Transvestites, Gangsters, Drifters And Other Japanese Cultural HeroesUser Review - Kirkus
Lots about the difference between Japanese Buddhist aristocratic culture and Shinto popular culture—with examples from films, plays, novels, prostitution—pegged, indeed chained, to the familiar idea ... Read full review
The Eternal Mother
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