Woman announces she is divorcing her pirate ghost husband.
The practice of yobai, “night crawling,” was common in rural communities in medieval Japan, and continued into the twentieth century. A young man would visit a young woman’s house after dark, disguising his features with a cloth to avoid embarrassment should his advances be rejected. These premarital liaisons could become formal if a child were conceived.
In my dreams I sleep with everybody.—Anaïs Nin, 1933
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