Wokes und unwokes Asien: Zwischen Brusttempeln und Mangatempeln

Wokes und unwokes Asien: Zwischen Brusttempeln und Mangatempeln

Was es alles in Japan gibt, wenn man westlichen und linksliberalen asiatischen Zeitungen glauben will. Fruchtbarkeitsfeste mit Männerumzügen mit einem Riesenpenis, Lovehotels an Stadträndern, da die Japaner keinen Se daheim habe können, Pornomangas, Schulmädchenreport-Uniformen- und Bondage- Samurai- GestaPo-Lederfetisch- Sado -Maso-Pervers- Sex  und nun auch noch einen Brusttempel-für stillende Mütter bis hin zu an Brustkrebs erkrankten Frauen. Ob es Vergleichbares weltweit gibt? Scheint aber auch nur auf einen Tempel beschränkt und keine Massenbewegung, wenngleich doch einige Pilgerinnen, scheinbar auch aus dem Ausland kommen. Ja, ist das Japan oder nicht ein ausgesuchte selektive  Berichterstattung gewisser linksliberaler Magazine, die ständig ihre Gendergerechtigkeit und auch die ganze LGBTIQ- Szenen in Japan nebst Taiwan und Thailand wenngleich sonst nirgends in Asien  als Ausdruck der westlichen Werteverbundenheit sehen wollen, wie die taiwanesische Transgender. Digitalministerin bei Bidens Summit of Democracies, den dieser samt den ganze n Demokratiegipfel  lieber versteckt, um China und Trump keine unwoken Angriffsflächen zu bieten,   und irgendwie als westlich, progressiv und fortschrittlich ode4 gar als asiatische  Avangardisten bezüglich G 7 und dem Westen erschienen und gelten wollen? Macht ein Tempel schon eine Bewegung? Aber hier erst mal der „Brusttempel“:

Priest pushes serious image at ‘breast temple’ in Aichi Prefecture

By YOSUKE HIRUMA/ Staff Writer

March 28, 2020 at 07:30 JST

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Wooden votive plaques feature women’s chests. (Yosuke Hiruma)

KOMAKI, Aichi Prefecture—Visitors might laugh or blush in embarrassment over the artifacts displayed at the “breast temple” here, but they quickly stifle their giggles when they see the serious demeanor of chief priest Morio Okada.

“In a nutshell, it is a breast temple,” a grinning Okada, 70, said of the Mama Kannon temple. “But I am never joking.”

The temple deals with serious issues, including life-threatening ones.

At temples and shrines throughout the country, people pray for various things, such as success in school exams, business and relationships.

The worshippers at Mama Kannon temple often come in hopes of resolving problems associated with their breasts, including cancer and inability to feed their infants.

According to local legend, an impoverished young widow who was raising a child alone could not breastfeed her baby because she could not obtain sufficient food.

A neighbor gave her some rice, which she offered to Mama Kannon temple to pay her respects. She was later able to produce milk, and the health of the mother and the baby improved.

When people pass by a breast-shaped washbasin at Mama Kannon, water gushes out from its nipple-like parts. Behind the basin are countless “ema” wooden votive plaques featuring women’s chests. Good-luck charms that are breast-shaped or have illustrations of breasts are also available.

When Okada became the chief priest of Mama Kannon about 40 years ago, the washbasin was aged and no amulets had been prepared.

He hit upon the idea for a breast-based washbowl and ema when he was thinking of ways to “show memorable artifacts for visitors.”

According to Okada, the water supplied by the washbasin is supposed to represent breast milk. He said the water gushes out only when the washbasin detects a person.

Some ema at Mama Kannon show the worshippers’ simple desires to have more beautiful breasts. But many women troubled by problems with breastfeeding and mammary diseases have traveled from around the country to the temple.

Some ema offer prayers to loved ones and others with mastitis and breast cancer.

One of the wooden tablets shows a prayer that “milk will flow well so the baby can grow healthily.”

Another person who wrote on a ema hopes to “recover soon to live with smiles every day.”

“Breastfeeding is the practice where mothers are connected to children from the next generation, so there is no end to the number of women worried about such problems if their babies are not drinking milk well,” Okada said. “I want to provide a place where they can share various breast-related issues so they can reduce their stress as much as possible.”

Priest pushes serious image at ‘breast temple’ in Aichi Prefecture | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis

Ein anderer Tempel versucht Japans Jugend auch mit Manga-ähnlichen laizessfairen Tempelbildern zu locken. Die KP China setzt bisher eher auf Hanfu und MfS-Comics.

Sensual artwork at Niigata temple draws visitors and ire from city

THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

August 1, 2019 at 17:45 JST

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Paintings installed at the main hall of Kokujoji temple in Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, depict five historic figures enjoying a bath. (Yamato Iizuka)

TSUBAME, Niigata Prefecture–Brightly colored paintings of historic male figures as handsome–and naked–manga-like characters have brought much-needed young visitors and funds to a temple that was built here in the early eighth century.

But there was one problem.

Tsubame city authorities say the new attraction at Kokujoji temple violates rules pertaining to its status as a designated cultural property.

The city’s board of education on July 30 decided to order the temple to remove the paintings, saying it had failed to apply for the required approval to change the site. The board also cited possible structural damage.

“We can appreciate the temple’s effort to stir interest among young people, but it is not acceptable to harm the city’s designated cultural property,” a board official said.

But a notice sent to elementary and junior high schools in Tsubame showed that the education board also had issues with the content of the artwork.

The paintings, titled “Ikemen Kanno Emaki” (scroll of handsome and sensual men), appear on about a dozen panels set up in the temple’s main hall.

The subjects are five well-respected and popular historic figures, both real and semi-mythical, all of whom have connections to the temple.

They are: Uesugi Kenshin, a 16th century warlord of the Echigo region where the temple is located; Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a 12th century general of the Genji clan who was killed by his jealous brother; Musashibo Benkei, a semi-legendary brigand-monk who accompanied Yoshitsune on the run and died for his master: Ryokan Zenji, a Zen Buddhist monk who was born in the Echigo region in 1758 and was known for his humbleness, calligraphy and poetry; and Shuten Doji, a hard-drinking, powerful leader of ogres living in the Oe mountains of the Kyoto area.

In one painting, these five heroes enjoy taking an open-air bath.

Kenshin, completely unclothed except for his signature white hood, holds a small cup of sake while smiling at Shuten Doji, who is also naked and raising his trademark sake bottle made of gourd.

Behind them is Yoshitsune, who apparently just hung his pink-colored clothes on a branch and is about to enter the bath.

The genitalia of the bathing heroes are hidden. Yoshitsune covers his crotch area with a pink towel, flowers block the view of Kenshin’s private parts, and only the upper half of Shuten Doji’s body can be seen.

To their right is a panel of Benkei scrubbing Ryokan’s back with a white towel. Ryokan is kneeling, his eyes are closed, and his hands are joined in prayer. His genitals are also hidden.

The modern and eye-catching paintings at the otherwise unpretentious-looking Buddhist temple created a buzz on social media after they were unveiled on April 19.

Kokujoji was established in 709 and is said to be the oldest temple in the Echigo region, today’s Niigata Prefecture.

The manga-style paintings were the idea of Kotetsu Yamada, the 52-year-old chief priest of the temple.

In an effort to bring in younger generations and female visitors to the temple, Yamada reached out to Tokyo-based artist Ryoko Kimura, who is known for her erotic paintings featuring handsome, anime-like male characters.

She completed the scroll-like paintings on panels each a few meters square. They were screwed into the outer walls of the temple’s main hall.

“We realize that visitors have increased,” said a staff member of the temple. “We have received positive feedback, especially from young women.”

Yamada has made several unconventional attempts to raise funds to make up for the declining number of parishioners since he took over the temple’s operations from his father in 1996.

Yamada was still in his 20s when he became chief priest, and he used ideas from his generation to turn around the temple’s fortunes.

“Enjo Kuyo,” a memorial service for social media backlash, was one of Yamada’s projects to stimulate interest among young people and bring the temple more in tune with the times.

Yamada started the service in October 2018 to pray for people and companies who have been abused or attacked on social network sites.

The service became a popular topic on the Internet and news media, and the temple said it has received a favorable reception from the public.

Yamada then came up with the idea of decorating the temple with sensual paintings.

The board of education learned about the paintings in May through a local newspaper’s report.

Under the city’s ordinance, changing the conditions of a designated cultural property requires submission of an application form first.

Kokujoji temple had not applied for the changes.

The board on June 14 asked the temple to follow the ordinance and submit the proper documents. It also told the temple to remove the paintings from the main hall.

After that order, the board on June 26 notified elementary and junior high schools in the city to refrain from visiting the temple for school activities, saying, “It is inappropriate for children’s development.”

At the end of June, the temple submitted the required application, accompanied by a letter expressing its willingness to lose the cultural property designation if the city rejects the changes.

After experts discussed the matter, the board of education on July 30 concluded that the existence of the paintings could damage pillars of the main hall and other areas.

“We cannot give any comment,” a representative of the temple said about the board’s decision.

(This article was compiled from reports by Yamato Iizuka, Doni Tani and Yukihito Takahama.

 Sensual artwork at Niigata temple draws visitors and ire from city | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis

Shinto und Buddhismus in Japan ohne Mangas scheinbar nicht mehr vorstellbar. Aber es dürfte wohl zumeist noch traditionelle Tempel geben, zumal auch für die überalterte wertekonservativere Bevölkerung geben, die gegen solche Queer und sexuell-libertär Versuche einiger religiöser Modernisierer da einen Backlash probieren könnte. Nicht nr seitens eher opportunistischer konservativer LDP ler::. Sondern auch angry young man, die in Südkorea den unwoken antifemistishn Präsidenten Yong gewählt haben als asiatischen Mikro- Tate oder asiatsche Variante von AfD- Krah und auch etlichen Mädchen und  Frauen, denen der K- Pop und seine soften Boygroups auf die Nerven gehen und zu verweichlicht sind, wenngleich sie sie nicht gleich wie in Nordkorea erschießen lassen würden::

Shiga temple merges manga, yokai worlds for special art show

By JIRO TSUTSUI/ Staff Writer

November 21, 2019 at 07:30

Enryakuji is holding a special exhibition on the temple’s „seven mysteries“ featuring characters from the “GeGeGe no Kitaro” horror manga series (Jiro Tsutsui)

Hitotsume-Kozo (one-eyed boy) with Kitaro and Nezumi-Otoko ((c) Mizuki Production (c) Toyowado)

OTSU, Shiga Prefecture–Enryakuji temple here is retelling seven folk tales connected with its storied past through a special art exhibition running until Dec. 8, with a modern twist.

The works bring together ancient yokai ghouls and characters from the hit manga series „GeGeGe no Kitaro,“ such as Medama-Oyaji (daddy eyeball) and Nezumi-Otoko (rat man) created by Shigeru Mizuki, who died in 2015.

The Japanese-style paintings are the creation of Kyoto-based illustrators and are on display in the Daishoin building on the grounds of the World Heritage site. The guest house is designated as a tangible cultural property that has been unveiled to the public for the first time.

One of the ancient yokai featured is Hitotsume-Kozo, a one-eyed, one-footed goblin. It is said that a high priest named Jinin in the Heian Period (794-1185) turned into the creature after his death to discipline priests who neglected their training.

Nasubi-Baba is an eggplant-colored grandmother believed to have sounded a bell to warn the temple of danger when feudal warlord Oda Nobunaga attempted to set Mount Hieizan, where the temple stands, ablaze.

Other yokai include a ghost of a woman floating in a boat surrounded by mist; a maiden performing water ablutions in the dead of night; a raccoon dog with a single, straight white eyebrow; a large serpent that inhabits a lake; and souls of the dead dancing all night in the six realms of the wheel of life.

The paintings are the creations of Shinya Yamada, 44, and another illustrator from Toyowado Co. The dyeing studio based in Kyoto has produced artworks combining famous Japanese-style paintings by Ogata Korin and Ito Jakuchu with popular modern characters like virtual idol Hatsune Miku.

Enryakuji officials approached the artists with the project, and it took them about a year to complete the paintings on the seven mysteries, as well as a byobu folding painted screen.

About 20 works are on display at the venue, including Kitaro-themed works that have already been made public.

„I illustrated them paying respect to the works of our forerunners and inspired by folk legends,“ Yamada said.

The Japanese-style Daishoin was built in Tokyo in the Taisho Era (1912-1926) before being relocated in 1928. Architectural styles of Kyoto’s Katsura Imperial Villa and Nijo Castle can be seen throughout the building.

Admission to the exhibition is 1,000 yen ($9.20) for junior high school students or older and free for elementary school pupils or younger. An additional entrance fee to the temple is required.

Visit the temple’s official website at (https://www.hieizan.or.jp/).

Shiga temple merges manga, yokai worlds for special art show | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis

Die liberal-gendernde- japanische Asahi Shibum und die  DDP-nahe Taipeh Times samt ihrem  LQBT-whatever-Transgenderismus, auch die Berichte über Shintotempel oder buddhistische woke Tempel ist doch  doch nicht das, was die LDP und zumeist wertekonservativen Japaner anspricht oder die KMT., sondern eher ein Insiderblase samt internationalen online- Lesern, da die konservativen Blätter zumeist Zahlungsschranke haben oder all das nicht als großes Thema haben. Eher da noch Gegenreaktionen zu Männlichkeitsfragen wie Andrew Tate, Yong und  anderen auslösen wird, zumal auch der südkoreanische Yong einen völlig maskulinen, antifeministischen unwoken Wahlkampf machte und angeblich die von  dem Feminismus und auch die von   LGBT verunsicherten männliche Wählerschaft  als der Dr. Sommer oder AfD-Krah anspricht, ja  sich als moderater Andrew Tates ausgibt und verunsicherte männliche Wähler wurden, da ihnen das näher lag als direkt betreffende Identitätsfrage von Mann oder eben nicht Mann und zu Frau und was man da sein soll als irgendwelche geopolitischen Erwägungen und die Welt. Mit der ebenso einfachen Botschaft: Mann ist wer rechts ist und eine echte Frau liebt echte rechte Männer. Punktum.  Mann-Nichtmann- K-Pop alles andere. Wer bin ich? Nachdem die Frauen die Weltmacht ergriffen haben zu scheinen zumal unter „Merkel  als mächtigster Frau der Welt“ ,nun auch nicht mehr Mann, sondern nur noch Transgender? Trump erinnert da alle Merkelianer+innen, dass :Softpower halt nicht Hard power ist und Pustekuchen. Scheißegal, ob Mann oder Frau, zumal als Vassal  Deutschland ohne Kriegstüchtigkeit und realer Hard power von Massenvernichtingswaffen nichts ist, zumal wenn man ncht mal seine 2%- NATOziel zahlen kann auch völlig schutzlos einem Macho wie Putin ausgesetzt sein könnte. .Auch wenn Barbock sich da verbalstark in dieser Merkeltradition sieht, aber keine Hard power reinwerfen kann und nur mit infantilen kindermässigen Kindchenschema- Moralismus, Kinderchen- und Kinderschändervorwürfen und Berufung aufs Völkerrecht, das die USA seit Kosovokrieg und Irakkrieg als „der Westen“ selbst nachhaltig gebrochen hatten.

Nun aber auch als Gegenextrem das ganze unwoke Geschwätze der Rechten als sei ein die jetzigen Großsmachtskonflikte und sinkenden Geburtenraten nur ein Ergebnis werteliberaler Wokeness und LGBTIQ-Toleranz. Das katalysiert zwar einiges,´ vor allem eigene Vorurteile, aber ist nicht die Ursache und auch ohne all dieses würde es in einer unwoken Weltordnung  keine Ordnung geben, sondern die völlige sozialdarwinistische, keine moralischen Hemmschwellen du Grenzen mehr kennenden konkurrierenden wertefreien faschistischen, neototalitären oder eben „nur“ autoritären“ Mächte. Ganz logisch ist für diese Typen, dass der ganze angebliche Verschwulungs- und Versoftungsgrad zum Sinken der Geburtenrate geführt habe wegen Legalisierung und Liberalisierung von  LGBT und quasi per Vorbild ( von Pillenknick reden diese Leute gar nicht mehr, es sei denn sie fordern och ds Verbot auch noch von Verhütungsmitteln) , zwar ein völliger Nonsense, zumal es diesen Trend auch schon zuvor und dominant gab, aber scheinbar ist diese Quatschlogik sehr wirksam ,als würde die niedrige Geburtenrate von der Legalisierung von Schwulen oder Transgendergesetzen  und der Verschwulung und daraus ausgelösten niedrigen Geburtenrate erklärbar sein. Eine faschistisch-homophobe Erklärweise die auch nicht mehr Geburten hervorbringen wird wenn sie alle Homosexuellen oder Transgender wegsperrt, umbringt, deren angebliche Wirkung auf Kinder ausschaltet, insofern man nicht alle Abtreibung und Verhütungsmittel radikal verbieten wird oder die Frauen mittels Terrors zu Gebärmaschinen umerzieht oder zurechtprügelt, zudem Putin mit der rußisch- orthodoxen Kirche ja häusliche Gewalt und Vergewaltigung in der Ehe wieder straffreigestellt und heilig gesprochen hat. Aber selbst, wenn man das macht, besteht trotzdem noch eine demographische Lücke, die man in ferner Zeit hofft beheben zu können, aber sie nicht die nächsten 2 Jahrzehnte beheben kann mit allem Gebärzwang, auch Putin nicht, ja er auch zudem 350000 russische Soldaten im Ukrainekrieg verheizt hat oder demnächst noch mehr, zumal auch viele junge Russen geflohen sind. Nicht anders auch bei den Ukrainern aber Putin meint, dass man das alles so schnell und Gebäraufruf als patriotische Pflicht beheben könne. Ja, da kann man nur hoffen, dass eine derart unwoke Welle Japan nicht noch überrollt, in der Frage „Was ist japanisch?“, zumal nachdem im Film „Kubi“ Samurei erstmal  als homosexuell dargestellt wurden, was bei konservative Japanern doch einen Backlash wegen Verletzung ihres männlichen Ehrenkodex bewirken könnte.

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