A new type of Kabuki, Wakashu (Young Men’s Kabuki) appeared. ese troupes were composed of handsome young men, initially appearing on stage together with the attractive female actresses. Again, because of the sexual allure of the young actors, homosexual practices, and prostitution, in 1652 the government banned Wakashu, and the actors were forced by law to shave their forelocks to become less physically attractive (Scott, 1955; Shively, 1955).
|Title of host publication||Media and Suicide|
|Subtitle of host publication||International Perspectives on Research, Theory, and Policy|
|Editors||Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Steven Stack|
|Place of Publication||New York NY USA|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|