Monks received male prostitutes’ service!? Do you know who yūjyo, kagema, oiran, and tayū are?

Published on Apr 13, 2021
I’ve made a few videos talking about the history and culture of yūjyo, the prostitutes in Japan.
And in the “omake” talk of the video I made about oiran, I briefly introduced the male prostitutes, "kagema."

You might have heard about yūjyo or oiran through anime and manga, but I believe most people do not know about the male prostitutes.
I have to be honest, before I started this YouTube channel, I didn’t know about them myself.
But they actually have their unique history and culture too which is worth studying about.

So today, I will explain about the three main differences between yūjyo and kagema, the female and male prostitutes.

I have received many questions about “tayū” as well, so I’d love to talk about who they were, and how they were different from oiran at the end of the video.

[Time codes]
0:00 Let's START!
1:39 1. Their history
5:04 2. Who became them
9:35 3. Their customers
12:52 The differences between “Oiran” & “Tayū”
13:58 Today’s conclusion
17:15 “Omake” talk

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