[KineJapan] Small detail in Yoru no onnatachi

Peter Larson pslarson2 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 17:57:15 EDT 2021

To be fair, lots of things were probably being called syphilis at that
time. 梅毒 could just be a stand in for any number of sexually transmitted
infections but specifically  梅毒 refers to the purplish rash associated with
syphilis infections. Hence, "Plum poison." We might imagine the character
has a visible rash that she might be trying to cover up.

On Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 5:47 PM Peter Larson <pslarson2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Probably 梅毒 - Syphilis
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