A Brief History of Samurai Homosexuality When you hear the word Samurai I’m sure the first thing that springs to your mind isn’t anything remotely related to homosexuality, but love between two male samurai was not only widespread throughout Japan’s history but also encouraged.
Were there gay samurai? That is a tricky question because Japanese constructions of sexuality were very different in the pre-modern period than they were in the West.
Who Were the Samurai. STUDY. Flashcards. Learn. Write. Spell. Test. PLAY. Match. Gravity. Created by. koopersmith23. Terms in this set (24) Samurai. Warriors and landowners who lived in Japan. Why were samurai so rich? They owned land witch peasants farmed and lived on, paying rice as rent. What was the chief form of wealth in Japan?
Aug 22, 2010 · JAPAN: Is it true that samurai encouraged homosexual sex between master/disciple? [SERIOUS QUESTION]? Okay, I have come upon the fact that the samurai would consider sex with women as something that would sap away all their energies as women were considered weak, therefore, sex between men (especially their young disciple) were encouraged?Followers: 1.