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Spring Pastimes

December 5, 2010

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Miyagawa Isshō's "Spring Pastimes" screen from c. 1750 shows a lot of men-on-men flirting and love-making.

Mori Ranmaru

November 15, 2010

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Mori Ranmaru was the page and favorite of powerful 16th century warlord Oda Nobunaga. They were also lovers, committing suicide together during a siege at a temple in Kyoto.

Nanshoku Okagami

October 3, 2010

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Nanshoku Okagami - The Great Mirror of Male Love - written in 1687 is a collection of stories about the love between samurai and their pages, kabuki actors and their patrons, reflecting a long tradition of homosexuality in Japan.