Yamada Waka
Yamada Waka (山田わか, Yamada Waka, 1 December 1879 - 6 September 1957) was a pioneering Japanese feminist and social reformer, active in the late Meiji period, Taishō and Showa periods of Japan.<...
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Jade-Blue Eclipse
Jade Blue Eclipse is a former San Francisco-based performance artist/contortionist/acrobat born in Nagasaki, Japan. Following unsuccessful green card applications and her younger brother's continued h...
Oiran
Oiran (花魁) were courtesans in Japan. The oiran were considered a type of yūjo (遊女) "woman of pleasure" or prostitute. However, they are distinguished from ordinary yūjo in that they were ente...
Sada Abe
Sada Abe (阿部 定, Abe Sada, May 28, 1905 – after 1970) was a Japanese woman who is remembered for erotically asphyxiating her lover, Kichizo Ishida (石田 吉蔵, Ishida Kichizō), on May 18, 19...
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Kagema
Kagema (陰間) is a historical Japanese term for young male prostitutes. Kagema were often passed off as apprentice kabuki actors (who were themselves often prostitutes on the side) and catered to a mixe...
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Homosexuality in Japan
Records of men who have sex with men in Japan date back to ancient times. Western scholars have identified these as evidence of homosexuality in Japan.There were few laws restricting sexual behavior i...
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Onsen geisha
Onsen geisha (温泉芸者) is a term referring to Japanese geisha, or entertainers, who work in onsen (hot spring) resorts or towns. The term onsen geisha has a negative connotation in that the term has come...
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Takao II
Takao II (高尾, 1640 – December 5, 1659), also known as Sendai Takao or Manji Takao, was a tayū (courtesan or oiran) of the Yoshiwara, one of the most famous of Japan's Edo period. She debuted in 16...
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