"Despite some uneven narrative, then, a delightful, weird and invaluable document with the informative and cynical charm of a good Mondo movie. (Eight-page photo insertnot seen.)"
An exhaustive, 479-page foray into Japan's modern sex customs that fluctuates between a scholarly history and a ``nasty travelogue'' of kinky rituals characteristic of the country's ``water trade.'' Bornoff, a British free-lance journalist, lived for 11 years in Tokyo during the late 1970's and 80's.
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