WaiWai: The kabuki actor, his politician wife, the rock star and their geisha

This article is reproduced from the discontinued, but much loved Mainichi Waiwai column by Ryann Connell. Read more about this at the bottom of this article.

While many eagerly await the union between Takacho, the top geisha, and Takuya, the guitarist, just as many are looking back to see how much carnage the pair have caused with past liaisons.

Takacho, the Thinking Butterfly, currently commands the greatest attention of all geiko, the name given to women of the arts in the ancient capital.

But the 21-year-old superstar of the geisha world is best known for a June 2002 scandal when the tabloid sheet Friday captured her on camera as she left a hotel room.

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WaiWai: Early blossoms pop cherry-loving fun

This article is reproduced from the discontinued, but much loved Mainichi Waiwai column by Ryann Connell. Read more about this at the bottom of this article.

It’s cherry blossom viewing time again in Japan – but it shouldn’t be. And that’s causing plenty of headaches for those who make a buck during the few days that the country’s national flower is resplendent in its bloom, says Shukan Taishu (4/5).

Normally, cherry blossoms bloom in early April, turning Japan’s usually drab cities into seas of pink and setting off raucous parties beneath almost every cherry tree in the country.

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WaiWai: Porno prima ballerina stretches more than the imagination

This article is reproduced from the discontinued, but much loved Mainichi Waiwai column by Ryann Connell. Read more about this at the bottom of this article.

It may not have been the “Nutcracker Suite,” but, judging by the photo spread in Shukan Taishu (3/15), Soft on Demand’s foray into the world of ballet certainly contained elements of “nutcracker” and “sweet.”

Soft on Demand (SOD), of course, is Japan’s most profitable producer of adult movies.

It struck gold with its “All Nude” series of films in the early Noughties, which featured a cast of dozens, nearly all women, who went about such activities as athletics or playing in the nude while entirely buff.

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