Behind the mask: on sexual demons, sacred mothers, transvestites, gangsters, and other Japanese cultural heroes

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New American Library, 1983 - Social Science - 242 pages

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BEHIND THE MASK: On Sexual Demons, Sacred Mothers, Transvestites, Gangsters, Drifters And Other Japanese Cultural Heroes

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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


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