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that when the Dread Female of Heaven pushed down her skirt-string even he lost
his strength and wilted like a dead flower.15 The exhibition of the Dread Female's
private parts, which so greatly amused the gods, probably had a magical ...
female players were banned by the government, grew what is perhaps the
highest art of female impersonation in the world: the onnagata. The onnagata in
the Kabuki theatre does not attempt to impersonate a specific woman so much as
According to a recent poll in a woman's magazine the two 'sexiest stars' of 1981
were Tamasaburo, a Kabuki actor specializing in female roles, and Sawada Kenji
, a pop singer who likes to perform in semi-drag, more female than male.
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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
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