shrine is precisely the place where the ancient Japanese received sexual enlightenment and sex education, and even where they can have free promiscuity and incest. Maybe people can’t believe it, because we can’t imagine that Christianity and Chinese Taoism encourage believers to have promiscuity in churches and Taoist temples. You may ask: isn’t the shrine a sacred place? How can we do things here?

article is taken from “Japanese’s” sexism “. Author: Hao Xiangman published: Hubei people’s Publishing House

. We say that” ancient Chronicle “is a textbook on sexual enlightenment of Japanese Shinto, and the shrine is precisely the place where ancient Japanese received sexual enlightenment and sex education, and even where they can have free promiscuity and incest. Maybe people can’t believe it, because we can’t imagine that Christianity and Chinese Taoism encourage believers to have promiscuity in churches and Taoist temples. You may ask: isn’t the shrine a sacred place? How can we do things here? Let’s take a look at the introduction of Xihe Jingyuan (1642-1693), a great writer in the Edo era of Japan (1603-1868), in his masterpiece the lusty generation of men.

in the village shrine in the original place of aitaojun city near the ancient capital of Kyoto, Japan, there is a custom that has been known as “miscellaneous fish sleep” for many years: every year, according to the local custom, the villagers belonging to this shrine, both men and women, must sleep together in the main hall of this shrine, And they can’t leave the shrine until the chicken crows and go home. All villagers are not allowed to come. “Whether it’s the village head’s wife, daughter, female servant, or male servant, no matter old or young, everyone sleeps in the hall. But whatever you do tonight is OK.”.

Xihe Jingyuan visited the local Dayuan shrine as the protagonist shizhijie, and saw everything in the shrine through shizhijie’s eyes:

from the hazy Qingshui River located in the Jingguang courtyard, along the path behind the mountain, pulled away the small pine trees, and they came to Dayuan village. The night is dark, but careful observation can find the innocent girl running around. There are also women who still refuse even if they are caught. Some women are actively teasing men. You can also see two people talking together. What’s more interesting is that two men are competing for a woman. Some men were surprised to catch an old woman over 70, others subdued their aunt, and some men deliberately bothered their master’s wife. In the end, people made a mess of debauchery, crying and laughing… It was a fun scene. The custom of

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not only ignores chastity, but also condones rape and incest. Those who “cry” must be wronged after being raped. Although such customs existed among the ancestors of many nationalities, they were abandoned after entering the era of civilization. However, in Japan in the 17th century, they still couldn’t give up the customs before the 8th and 9th centuries. Similar customs were not completely eradicated in some remote mountainous areas of Japan until 1945.

Japanese generally visit nearby shrines or temples on the first and second days of the first lunar month. This is the so-called “first attainments”, which is the best time for men and women to meet each other. When shizhijie, the “amorous generation of men”, comes here to look for flowers and willows, he naturally needs to understand the local customs and find his sexual encounters. The shrine where men and women gather is naturally the best place to go. So the protagonist shizhijie finally saw such a scene:

when it was almost dawn, the people returning to the village looked all kinds. Among them, there is an old woman with a crutch in her hand and a hunchback. Wearing a cotton hat that covered her face tightly, she deliberately avoided the crowd and made a detour. A little farther away, her steps quickened and her bent waist straightened. The light of the stone lantern reflected her look back. Shizhijie was surprised, so he followed closely to see what happened. As expected, he was a woman of 21 or 12 years old. She has white complexion, beautiful hair and gentle and elegant manners. Even as a Kyoto beauty, she deserves it.

beautiful girls dress up so naturally to avoid rape. On that occasion where indulgence is allowed, what if the ugly old man he doesn’t like catches him? According to customs and religious beliefs, she can’t help but participate in this activity, and she doesn’t dare not to do so, because Japan is a group society and will be abandoned by everyone. This year, she finally escaped, but what will happen next year? If she can meet a desirable man, she is ready to give him the virginity threatened at this moment. The protagonist of the story, shizhijie, discovered the secret and took the opportunity to pick up a big bargain. Therefore, the story has the following ending:

shizhijie courted her, She said, “since you are from the capital, please forgive me more. There are many people in the village who are infatuated with me, but I hate them, so I escaped in this way.” Hearing her say this, shizhijie became more excited and vowed to be with her all his life. She said, “don’t abandon me…” “how can I abandon you?” Then the two swore to each other. Then they hid in a thousand year old Panasonic tree and wanted to accomplish good things. At this time, there were five or six men, followed by three or four, all strong men, looking for people everywhere, shouting: “the most beautiful woman in the village is gone!” That’s the woman they’re talking about.

seeing here, we have reason to worry: if this beauty is caught by these men, she will almost be gang raped. This kind of custom sounds better and more elegant. It is a carnival. In fact, it is a memory of the “law of the jungle” and a temporary vent of animal nature.

Japan is a nation with strict taboos and good at finding ways to vent, which can still be seen everywhere today. They usually strictly abide by taboos and lift the ban at a specific time. For example, between male and female employees in the company, it is usually in the office