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1900s term for lesbian. It applied to women living together in a romantic friendship sans any penile influence. The term became associated with the 1886 novel, The Bostonians by Henry James. The story involved a long-term relationship between two unmarried women. Also see: Ladies of Llangollen.
(褌?, ふんどし) Popular until World war II, Samurai warriors wore them as underwear. Now worn as swimwear or sported during various occasions like the Hadaka Matsuri were thousands of men would gather at the Saidaiji Temple in Okayama for the naked festival. It is also worn by sumo wrestlers.