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One still sees similar signs in Western-style hotels, where foreigners might be
shocked by the sight of Japanese men walking around in their pyjamas, or worse,
their underwear, though both are common enough sights in places not normally ...
Western women, according to Tanizaki, are better proportioned than Japanese,
but 'they are disappointing when one gets too close and sees how coarse and
hairy their skins are'. He concluded that Western women are to be looked at, ...
Tanizaki hinted at this when he wrote that 'the greatest influence we received
from Western literature was the liberation of love, and indeed even of sexual
desire.” According to Tanizaki sexual love in pre-modern Japanese literature had
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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
Mirror of the Gods
The Eternal Mother
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