Comrade Loves of the Samurai

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In "Comrade Loves of a Samurai" the theme is homosexual love of samurai for samurai or samurai for page or court boy bent on becoming samurai. The subject is potentially sordid, but to the old Japanese such love among samurai was quite permissible. The sons of samurai families were urged to form homosexual alliances while youth lasted, and often these loves matured into lifelong companionships. Saikaku describes Japanese love scenes of all kinds with a frankness that has made him a favorite with expurgators, but he touches ...

Comrade Loves of the Samurai 2007, Tuttle Publishing, Kanagawa

ISBN-13: 9784805307717

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