1960s Japanese. Kyōiku mamas (教育ママ) believes in educating and empowering her offspring to be the best additions to society. In Japanese society she is expected to be the good wife and a wise mother. Once her children are of adult age, she then becomes the Tenuki okusan (手抜き奥さん).
A Sworn virgin who have taken a vow of unnecessary chastity. Ok, it is necessary. They hide in the comforts of mens clothing to earn proper wages. If there is no male heir, the burrnesha takes on the role as man in order to inherit the land passed down from ancestors. As a man she gets to exercise her human rights many take for granted. Some will even marry to keep the charade going just as Glen Close did for the character Albert Nobbs.