By Laura Miller, Jan Bardsley (eds.)
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28 REBECCA COPELAND Postscript Stepping out from behind the darkness of the curtain she enters the lighted space and begins to dance, slowly at first; then faster. Her hair slips from its ties and cascades around her, shimmering under the bright stage lamps. She turns, swirls, her arms released from the tension of their delicate posture begin to flail. She stamps and the stage resounds. She stamps and the mountains move. She stamps and the thunder gods take note. She stamps and all the pent-up energy of a thousand generations surges through her body from her ankles to her knees to her thighs.
When the snake had slithered away, and when the flames had died down, the monks hoisted the bell, only to find a wisp of ash where the young priest had been. Years later a venerable and holy monk had a dream in which a snake came to him claiming to be the former priest. “The evil woman became a poisonous snake; in the end, I was made her captive and became her husband. ” The former priest beseeched the monk to copy a chapter of the Lotus Sutra and dedicate it to him, so that he might be redeemed.
Male viewers are served up visions of former beauties now displayed as putrefying carcasses,25 or of kindly old women revealed as hideous flesh eaters, their chambers strewn with bones and pus-bloated cadavers. In these myths, the dangers typically hidden deep within the female body become outwardly visible when woman takes her “true form” and the prying eyes of the curious male expose her secrets. Transgressing the female’s injunctions, the male peers into the forbidden chamber, MYTHICAL BAD GIRLS 25 and in seeing what he should not see, awakens from the spell cast over him.
Bad Girls of Japan by Laura Miller, Jan Bardsley (eds.)