Japanese Porn: 15 Things You Never Knew (Part 1)

amiamiblog.com
amiamiblog.co

Japanese porn immediately calls to mind unique fetishes. A lot of people already know that this industry has many unusual features, and we created this list to let you know about some lesser known ones. Be sure to check back for part two of this article.

Number Fifteen: Japanese Porn Started Out on Woodblocks

This art form is known as Shunga and dates back to 794 A.D. It ranges from subtle sexual imagery to downright explicit content that would offend your mother.

Number Fourteen: Japan Banned Pornography During WWII

The government was okay with depictions of sexual expression in novels or other reading material but weren’t so tolerant of photography and films of the same. They banned pornographic material altogether for a while during the second world war.

Number Thirteen: There’s a Genre Called Yomono, or ‘Western Things’

There is a fetish in Japan that is centered around the American lifestyle. Magazines were printed in this fashion soon after World War II and were largely influenced by Playboy. 

Number Twelve: They Started Producing Homosexually-Oriented Magazines in the 70s

Before this, there wasn’t much material on the market for this particular interest. In 1971, this genre began to gain popularity and featured Samson, dedicated to chubby men, and G-Men, featuring men of a more muscular stature.

Number Eleven: Japanese Porn is Highly Censored

People who sell or distribute obscene content are viewed as criminals, and the display of genitalia is considered highly unfavorable (even for educational purposes). For this reason, much pornography from Japan is censored using pixels, or “mosaics”.

Number Ten: The Machine for Un-censoring

Authorities in Japan found an underground porn shop that possessed a machine claiming to be able to remove this censoring. This happened very recently, in 2014.

Number Nine: In Japan, Religion and Porn are Not Opposites

Everyone knows that in the Western world of religion, porn is considered highly sinful. In Japan, however, gods and goddesses are depicted as very in touch with their sexual nature, which is viewed as an innate feature of these beings. For this reason, religion and pornography don’t clash in Japan. We hope you enjoyed the first part of this list and be sure to check back for part two, coming soon.

SHARE