Japanese masculinity defined by Bara erotic gay art
I’m a bit obsessed with the style of graphic art from Japan known as Bara.
Bara is a genre of the manga art-form that focuses on sex between men.
It’s origins can be traced back to the early 1950s when magazines in Japan such as Adonis began to focus on gay art and content.
While Bara can vary in its style, generally it features masculine men that you could categorise as muscle-bears.
Some of the leading creators of Bara include Gengoroh Tagame (published in the magazine G-men) and Susumu Hirosegawa.
I guess you could describe Bara as the Japanese equivalent of Tom of Finland.
Anyway, it’s hot.