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When the bullying by the jealous mother-in-law becomes too insufferable Ryoko
is compelled to leave the house, leaving her husband behind. Like most
husbands in these entertainments, he is a typical mother's boy, who does not lift a
In the original blue-eyed version, the wife gets tired of her husband who thinks of
nothing but his career. She then leaves him voluntarily to lead her dissolute life.
Later, realizing the wickedness of her ways, she begs him to take her back.
Foreigners who see how meek Japanese housewives are bossed around by
loud-mouthed husbands incapable, or at least unwilling to do anything for
themselves, often draw the conclusion that men are very much in command in
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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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