[KineJapan] Small detail in Yoru no onnatachi

Markus Nornes nornes at umich.edu
Mon Jul 12 18:33:58 EDT 2021

Thank god we have a resident epidemiologist on KineJapan!



*Markus Nornes*
*Professor of Asian Cinema*
*Interim Chair, Dept. of Asian Languages and Culture*

Department of Film, Television and Media, Department of Asian Languages and
Cultures, Penny Stamps School of Art & Design

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On Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 3:57 PM Peter Larson via KineJapan <
kinejapan at mailman.yale.edu> wrote:

> 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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