Japanese ‘modern girl’ and her 300,000 volt strap-on

Check out this magic “Modern Girl*” wearing a strap-on hooked into a 300,000 volt Tesla Coil to shower bolts of artificial lightning on the three girls below holding conductor rods.

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The “20th Century Weekly” of September 14, 1930 describes photo as depicting a magic performance of the strap-on wearing magician Shokyokusai Tenkatsu and her Flower Heaven Troupe employing a “high-voltage large-magnet.” The troupe’s repertoire featured, “conducting scientific experiments by passing high-frequency current through humans at 300,000 volts.” Electrifying.

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*Modern girl (modern-girl-in-japanese, modan gaaru or moga) in the 1920s were Japan’s equivalent of America’s flappers (more on Wikipedia).

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7 thoughts on “Japanese ‘modern girl’ and her 300,000 volt strap-on”

  1. The Princess Tenko (3Yen / 2010-06-01) of her age, here’s another hot photo of the strap-on wearing magician, Shokyokusai Tenkatsu (こちらは奇術師、松旭斎天勝(しょうきょくさいてんかつ)。)
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    She was described as, ” beautiful and mysterious female magician who was a very popular, but who also had considerable troubles in an eventful life.”

  2. chokonen888 wrote:
    …when does the JAV come out?

    In the 1920s-30s, this electrifying/stimulating performance was considered part of the Japanese artistic movement called Eroguronansensu (literally “erotic-grotesque-nonsense”), which Japanese TV continues with even today.

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