Dwarf. Ninja. Spear. Transvestite. Outhouse?

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A dwarf ninja with a telescopic spear lurking in a latrine pit waiting for a transvestite warlord in 16th century Japan.
crossdressing warlord Uesugi Kenshin

Christopher Ross on “Ninja” by John Man
Literary Review | August 2012 issue
One famous ninja was a dwarf who, according to some accounts, assassinated a heavily guarded warlord, Uesugi Kenshin (who may actually have been a woman in drag), by hiding in his castle toilet and drilling him per anum with a telescopic spear. Man reasonably speculates on this story and wonders how a shit-coated dwarf ninja managed to sneak out of a castle on high alertmore...

I know you want to check it out for yourself about this oddity of feudal Japan’s Sengoku period.
      • Wikipedia: Uesugi Kenshin’s death
      • TWC: On Uesugi Kenshin’s gender

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