March 22nd - Midori’s Pink Japan a Secret Travelogue of Contemporary Japanese Sex Culture
Image by Steve Diet Goedde
What exotic erotic adventures happen behind the closed doors of Japan? What sensual entertainment do today’s Japanese citizens partake in? Come to Midori’s fascinating presentation at the Center for Sex & Culture on March 22nd to find out! Advance tickets are available now; please see the link below.
From cuisine, music, fashion, and technology to anime, Japan’s cultural influence on the West is immense. In many ways the Japanese erotic cultures also influence today’s Western tastes. Yet the daily realities of Japan’s sexual habits, sexual consumer culture, gender relations, and sensual subcultures world remain hidden to us, creating an aura of mystique. In this funny and insightful presentation, join Midori for a double-expatriate’s personal tour of Japan’s hidden sexual culture today. Come early to browse through her collection of naughty magazines, rare books, unusual flyers and other goodies from Japan. Midori is a Kyoto-born, Tokyo-raised, Japanese-American author and sexuality educator based in San Francisco. She is well versed with the contradiction that is 21st Century Japan and possesses a keen insight into culture and sexuality.
"Midori’s Pink Japan presentation was a perfect fit for the Center for Sex & Culture: full of detailed information about sexuality in contemporary Japan that we wouldn’t get anywhere else, through the unique lens of Midori’s own interests, expertise, and bi-cultural history. It’s an engaging and informational show," says Carol Queen, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Sex & Culture.
Midori is a San Francisco based educator and author. She travels far and wide speaking on 21st century sexuality to a wide range of audiences, from colleges and the general public to media and subculture groups. In 2001, she wrote the first English language book on Shibari, “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage.” Other books to this date include “Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink” and “Master Han’s Daughter.” In 2002 she founded Rope Bondage Dojo©, leading many Dojos each year with the Dojo Cadre. Later she formed ForteFemme, a unique women’s dominance weekend training and empowerment intensive. She’s also driven to create controversial art and installations.
Twitter & Facebook: PlanetMidori
About the Center for Sex & Culture:
The Center for Sex & Culture is a three-time winner of the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay award (Best Emerging Sex Non-profit, 2005, Best Erotic Resurrection for its Erotic Reading Circle, 2007, and Best Contest for Wankers, 2009) and was included in SF Weekly’s 2005 Best Of San Francisco listing as “Best Place to Watch Pornos (and Be Considered Intellectual)” and as its 2011 winner as “Best Palace of Self-Pleasure.” CSC hosts educational and cultural events having to do with sexuality for adults of every orientation and gender that span the continuum from didactic to experiential. It maintains a sexuality library, archive and gallery, and supports sex-related research projects. CSC is a 501(c)(3) educational organization; for more detail, to sign up for twice-monthly e-mailed event updates and/or its press list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To peruse the events calendar or learn more about the Center for Sex & Culture, see www.sexandculture.org. CSC is on Facebook and tweets at @ CentrSexCulture.
Event in brief:
Midori’s Pink Japan
Thursday March 22, 7:30pm
At the Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission btw. 9th and 10th Streets, SF
$10-30 sliding scale
advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/234324
More March arts and culture at the Center for Sex & Culture — kindly let us know if you would care for more information about these events:
A Very Special Evening with Toronto-based transgender activist, actor and writer S. Bear Bergman
March 8, doors at 7:30, show at 8pm
Carol Queen in Peep Show — a spoken word look-back at the Lusty Lady Theatre (Members FREE!)
Friday, March 23, doors at 7:30, show at 8pm
Erotic surrealist Penny Slinger teaches photoshop collage techniques
Saturday, 3/ 24, 2-6pm
Erotic Reading Circle
Wednesday, 3/28, 7:30-9:30
Wednesday, 3/28, 7:30-9:30
IN BURNING - IN BASHING BACK - IN BLOOMING - A SPOKEN WORD AND PERFORMANCE ART-MUSICAL BY Stockholm, Sweden-based artist ALEXANDER ALVINA CHAMBERLAND
Thursday, March 29, 7:30 doors, show 8pm
March in the Gallery: Kinky homoerotic b/w drawings (various artists) from the Larry Townsend collection