By Afp. In a cramped and dark venue in a sleazy Tokyo district, dozens of middle-aged men cheer at a performer on stage: The object of their adoration is a six-year-old girl. Decked out in make-up with ribbons in her hair, Ai is dressed like an adult, but still looks very much a child. She is a so-called 'idol' singer common in Japan , where rights groups have complained that society's sometimes permissive view of the sexualisation of young girls puts minors at risk. So-called young 'idol' singers pictured are common in Japan, where rights groups have complained that society's sometimes permissive view of the sexualisation of girls puts minors at risk. It was only in that possessing child pornography was criminalised and authorities are struggling to bring the country into line with other advanced nations on the issue. In the crowd at an idols show, Soichiro Seki, 40, says he watches young girls on stage twice a week.
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There is no depiction of actual sex. Meanwhile, in a widely available new DVD, a real-life Japanese model poses in a tiny white bikini. She plays with a beach ball while being hosed down with water. Japan, which has long been relatively tolerant of the open sale and consumption of sexually oriented material, lately has developed a brisk trade in works that in many other countries might be considered child pornography. One particularly big target is manga comic books that depict pubescent girls in sexual acts.
Facebook Twitter Email. The event, called "Hadaka Matsuri" in Japanese, is a wild and raucous festival held every year on the third Saturday of February at the Saidaiji Kannonin Temple, about a minute train ride from Okayama city. But the 10, or so male participants aren't as naked as the festival's name suggests. They sport a minimal amount of clothing; usually a Japanese loincloth called a "fundoshi" and a pair of white socks called "tabi. The festival, which celebrates the blessings of a bountiful harvest, prosperity and fertility, starts at around p. In the evening, the men spend an hour or two running around the temple grounds in preparation and purify themselves with freezing cold water, before cramming themselves into the main temple building. When the lights go out at 10 p. Whoever succeeds is guaranteed a year of good fortune, according to legend. The shingi are more sought after than the less-coveted twigs, which can be taken home. The whole event lasts around 30 minutes and participants emerge with a few cuts, bruises and sprained joints.
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