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Christin Bohnke

Christin Bohnke

Christin is a writer covering history, tech, and East Asian. She’s based in Nanjing, China. She can be found at
The Actor Arashi Wakano as a wakashu in a kappa (raincoat)

The Disappearance of Japan’s “Third Gender”

Gender roles in Edo Japan recognized an in-between position for young men, called Wakashu, that was erased as Japan westernized.