Four hundred years ago in Japan, male youths, called wakashu, were the objects of sexual desire for women and men. Unsettling contemporary North American values, the exhibiti
on A Third Gender challenges you to think differently about gender and sexuality. Take advantage of registering for these special programs that will complement this show.
Presented in partnership with the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto.
It’s Complicated: Gender Ambiguity in Early – Modern Japan
Join internationally renowned scholar Joshua Mostow as he explores the roles of gender, and sexuality in Japanese culture and art from the Edo period and beyond. Please note that this lecture will contain explicit images and discussions of a sexual nature and is not recommended for those under the age of 18.
Lost in translation? Gender and Sexuality across Time and Cultures
How do we understand representations of sexuality, including same sex sexuality, across different historical and cultural moments without simply imposing contemporary norms? This panel of leading academics will explore broader questions raised by the ROM’s A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints exhibition.