Shinjuku — Shinjuku is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. As of , the ward has an population of , The total area is The current city of Shinjuku grew out of separate towns and villages. Golden Gai, An area of tiny shanty-style bars and clubs, musicians, artists, journalists, actors and directors gather here, and the ramshackle walls of the bars are literally plastered with film posters.
Shinjuku Gyoen, A large park, The Takadanobaba area is a residential and nightlife area for students. Ushigome, A largely residential area in the portion of the city. Ichigaya, A commercial area in eastern Shinjuku, site of the Ministry of Defense, kagurazaka, A hill descending to the Iidabashi Station area, once one of Tokyos last remaining hanamachi or geisha districts, and currently known for hosting a sizable French community.
Naturally, most of Shinjuku is occupied by the Yodobashi Plateau, the Kanda River runs through the Ochiai and Totsuka areas near sea level, but the Toshima Plateau also builds elevation in the northern extremities of Totsuka and Ochiai.
The highest point in Shinjuku is Hakone-san in Toyama Park, In , during the Edo period, as the moat of the Edo Castle was built.
Tokyo — Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is the capital of Japan and one of its 47 prefectures. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous area in the world. Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters. It officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in , Tokyo Metropolis was formed in from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo.
The Tokyo metropolitan government administers the 23 Special Wards of Tokyo, the metropolitan government also administers 39 municipalities in the western part of the prefecture and the two outlying island chains.
The population of the wards is over 9 million people. The prefecture is part of the worlds most populous metropolitan area with upwards of The city is considered a world city — as listed by the GaWCs inventory — and in In , Tokyo was named the Most Liveable City in the world by the magazine Monocle, the Michelin Guide has awarded Tokyo by far the most Michelin stars of any city in the world.
Tokyo ranked first in the world in the Safe Cities Index, the edition of QS Best Student Cities ranked Tokyo as the 3rd-best city in the world to be a university student. Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics, the G-7 summit, the G-7 summit, and the G-7 summit, and will host the Summer Olympics, Tokyo was originally known as Edo, which means estuary.
Edo was first fortified by the Edo clan, in the twelfth century 3. Japan — Japan is a sovereign island nation in Eastern Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea, the kanji that make up Japans name mean sun origin. Japan is an archipelago consisting of about 6, islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, the country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regions.
Hokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one, the population of million is the worlds tenth largest. Japanese people make up Archaeological research indicates that Japan was inhabited as early as the Upper Paleolithic period, the first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD. Influence from other regions, mainly China, followed by periods of isolation, from the 12th century until , Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shoguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor.
Japan entered into a period of isolation in the early 17th century. It is also the worlds fourth-largest exporter and fourth-largest importer, although Japan has officially renounced its right to declare war, it maintains a modern military with the worlds eighth-largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles. Japan is a country with a very high standard of living. The earliest record of the name Nihon appears in the Chinese historical records of the Tang dynasty, at the start of the seventh century, a delegation from Japan introduced their country as Nihon 4.
Adult video — Pornographic films, or sex films, are films that present sexually explicit subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal and erotic satisfaction of the viewer. Pornographic films present sexual fantasies and usually include erotically stimulating material such as nudity, today, pornographic films can be sold or rented on DVD, shown through Internet streaming and special channels and pay-per-view on cable and satellite, and in rapidly disappearing adult theaters.
They are generally not permitted to be shown in cinemas or on free-to-air television. Production of such films was profitable, and a number of producers began to specialise in their production, however, various groups within society considered such depictions immoral, labelling them pornographic, and attempting to have them suppressed under obscenity laws, with varying degrees of success. Such films continued to be produced but could only be distributed by underground channels, because the viewing of such films carried a social stigma, they were viewed at brothels, adult movie theaters, stag parties, at home, in private clubs and also at night cinemas.
Only in the s, during the Golden Age of Porn, were pornographic films semi-legitimized, pornographic films are typically categorized as either softcore or hardcore pornography. In general, softcore pornography is pornography that does not depict sexual activity. It generally contains nudity or partial nudity in sexually suggestive situations, hardcore pornography is pornography that depicts penetration or extreme fetish acts, or both.
It contains graphic sexual activity and visible penetration, a pornographic work is characterized as hardcore if it has any hardcore content. Pornographic films are classified into subgenres which describe the sexual fantasy which the film.
Subgenres can also be classified into the characteristics of the performers or the type of activity on which it concentrates. The subgenres usually conform to certain conventions, and each may appeal to a particular audience, production of erotic films commenced almost immediately after the invention of the motion picture. At the time, there were numerous risque films that featured exotic dancers, in the same year, The May Irwin Kiss contained the very first kiss on film. It was a second film loop, with a close-up of a nuzzling couple followed by a short peck on the lips, perhaps in defiance and to spice up a film, this was followed by many kiss imitators, including The Kiss in the Tunnel and The Kiss 5.
Bukkake — Bukkake is a sex act portrayed in pornographic films, in which several men ejaculate on a woman, or another man. Bukkake videos are a relatively prevalent niche in contemporary pornographic films, originating in Japan in the s, the genre subsequently spread to North America and Europe, and crossed over into gay pornography. Bukkake is the form of the Japanese verb bukkakeru, and means to dash, splash.
The compound verb can be decomposed into a prefix and a verb, butsu, butsu is a prefix derived from the verb buchi which literally means to hit but the usage of the prefix is a verb-intensifier. Kakeru in this means to shower or pour. The word bukkake is used in Japanese to describe pouring out a liquid with sufficient momentum to cause splashing or spilling.
Indeed, bukkake is used in Japan to describe a type of dish where hot broth is poured over noodles, as in bukkake udon, bukkake was first represented in pornographic films in the mid to late s in Japan. According to one commentator, a significant factor in the development of bukkake as a form was the mandatory censorship in Japan where genitals must be pixelated by a mosaic.
One consequence of this is that Japanese pornography tends to more on the face. The practice then spread from Japan to American and then European pornography after US porn producers discovered Japanese bukkake videos in the late s. There was an advantage for Western pornographers to produce bukkake films since they only require one actress.
Another Japanese variant of bukkake is gokkun, in several men ejaculate into a container for the receiver to drink. The genre has spread to gay pornography, featuring scenes in which several men ejaculate on another man.
Lesbian bukkake videos are also produced, the 17th World Congress of Sexology in Montreal in July included a presentation on bukkake.
American editor and publisher Russ Kick, quoting a sexologist, states that men enjoy a sense of closure and finality about sex, the viewer identifies with the ejaculating men, experiencing a sense of vicarious pleasure. I firmly believe that we serve a purpose by showing that, the most violent we can get is the cum shot in the face.
Men get off behind that because they get even with the women cant have 6. Gokkun — Gokkun is a Japanese term for sexual activity in which a person consumes the semen of one or more men, usually from some kind of container.
Commonly used containers include cups, large beakers, bowls, baking pans, the vast majority of these scenarios involve the semen of multiple men. Pornographic films with gokkun scenes have had up to men participating, gokkun can also refer to the sexual act of swallowing semen after performing fellatio or participating in a bukkake.
The word gokkun is onomatopoetic, and translates roughly as the English word gulp, the sound made by swallowing 7. Noboru Iguchi — Noboru Iguchi is a Japanese film director, screenwriter and actor. He has worked as a director in adult video as well as in the horror, Iguchi was born on June 28, In an interview he said he was influenced in his work by the ghost houses and freak shows he went to as a child in Japanese play lands and that his aim in his films is to both entertain and surprise.
In this January video, Natsumes character has guns burst from her breasts when sexually aroused, the special makeup effects were by Yoshihiro Nishimura. One of Iguchis early movies was Kurushime-san which was first released in , in , Iguchi wrote and directed the horror comedy A Larva to Love about a strange relationship involving a boy, a girl, and a parasite.
At an interview at the New York Asian Film Festival, Iguchi told of an incident where one of the actresses in the movie, completely unaware of her role, according to Iguchi We had to calm her down, capture her, and convince her to do the job. We made it so she could not leave the set, america we would have been sued. In , Iguchi directed his feature, the action film Karate-Robo Zaborgar. Kan Mukai — Hiroshi Mukai and Patrick Kan was a Japanese film director, cinematographer, producer and screenwriter, known for his pioneering work in the pink film genre.
In his career, he directed nearly films and produced approximately , Kan Mukai was born in Dairen, Manchukuo on October 16, He studied economics at Kyushu University, but dropped out to pursue a career in film, in he began his apprenticeship, serving as assistant director to Kiyoshi Saeki, Tadashi Imai and Isao Yoshida.
He also worked as a cinematographer on projects for various studios, mostly for educational, childrens, during this early period in his career he honed his craft and became known as a top cinematographer.
Mukai made his debut as a director in with Two Boys, wanting to direct, but lacking the educational requirements necessary to be hired as a director at a major studio, in , Mukai moved into the lucrative new pink film genre. That year he founded Mukai Productions and, with backing from Nihon Cinema, directed his first pink feature, Flesh. Though the film was a series of scenes in the life of a prostitute, Mukais technical skill impressed early pink audiences and critics.
Comparing him to the major pink director of the s, a critic for Kinema Junpo wrote, Flesh received international distribution, and was released in Germany on May 14, as Nacktes Fleisch.
The Bite was another early Mukai film shown overseas, playing in the U. Mukai gave future first Nikkatsu Roman Porno star, Kazuko Shirakawa her film debut with the film Girls Dormitory, until that studios reorganization in , Mukais films were released principally through Kanto Films. In , Mukai founded his own studio, and Shameful Technique, was the first film released by Mukai Studios, Mukai often employed gimmick-like elements in his films or their publicity to create audiences for his films.
His Blue Film, Estimation benefitted from a publicity campaign emphasizing that mainstream actress Mitsugu Fujii was starring in this pink film 9. Kiyoshi Kurosawa — Kiyoshi Kurosawa is a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film critic and a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. He is best known for his contributions to the Japanese horror genre.
In the early s, Kurosawa won a scholarship to the Sundance Institute and was able to study filmmaking in the United States, Kurosawa first achieved international acclaim with his crime thriller film Cure. Also that year, he experimented by filming two thrillers back-to-back, Serpents Path and Eyes of the Spider, both of which shared the same premise and lead actor but spun entirely different stories.
It also starred Yakusho, as well as Jun Fubuki, in , he directed the horror film Pulse. Kurosawa released Bright Future, starring Tadanobu Asano, Joe Odagiri and Tatsuya Fuji and he followed this with another digital feature, Doppelganger, later the same year.
In , Kurosawa returned with Loft, his first love story since Seance, another horror film, Retribution, followed in the next year. With his film, Tokyo Sonata, Kurosawa was considered to step out of his usual horror genre and he has written a novelization of his own film Pulse, as well as a history of horror cinema with Makoto Shinozaki.