Lesbians in Japan are more in the closet than out of it. If they are marching, so many of them seem to be ‘so feminine. The first lesbian wedding at Japan’s Disney World was celebrated by two women in wedding gowns.
Koyuki Higashi and her partner of one and a half years, Hiroko. They tied the knot in front of 30 well-wishers in early May, 2013. Higashi, 28, is a stage actress turned gay rights activist.
Koyuki Higashi and Kiroko, we send you all our best wishes for many happy years together. Well, done. Thank you for getting the media attention that will help future lesbians in Japan.
GOING TO JAPAN OR LIVING AS A LESBIAN IN JAPAN?
Tokyo: Kinswomyn a bar for women.
Kinswomyn is one of the oldest and best-known lesbian bars in Tokyo.
Popular because it has no seat charge, and reasonable drink prices (most start at around ¥700 for beer, wine and cocktails), the small but open space gets packed quickly, especially on weekends. Lesbians love to come here and talk and meet people.
Kinswomyn is an exclusive women-only venue in Shinjuku’s famous 2-chome district. English is spoken by staff at the bar, and foreign patrons can often be found here mixing with friendly locals. It’s recommended for those who are looking for new encounters and intimate conversations.
Hello, sisters in Japan. Be proud and strong. We are sending love from the other side of the world.