A GAY PRIDE PARADE OF OLD SAMURAI WARRIORS | Japan, above al… | Flickr - Were samuri warriors gay
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Homosexuality was quite common among Japanese samurai and buddhist monks. Buddhist monks and priests were also supposed to take vows of celibacy. .. are well suited to the higher circles of the warrior aristocracy". Records of men who have sex with men in Japan date back to ancient times. Western scholars . In contrast to the norms in religious circles, in the warrior (samurai) class it was customary for a boy in the wakashū age category to undergo training . Not all exclusively homosexual men were referred to with this terminology.