This documentary captures over ten people who have various sexual identities in Japan. They are like a mirror reflecting you. They are sometimes called Hentai or perverts. But they live normally like you do, they also think they are normal people. They struggle with life and have difficulties like you. They live in the same world, breathe the same air. If we want to look for a difference, it might be that they don't compare or avoid people who are not like them. They accept everyone.
The film starts in a homeless encampment on the banks of the Yodo river, in Osaka. A makeshift barrack, with a great view of Osaka's skyscrapers, serves as a shelter for a homeless man. Dogs and ducks are his roommates. An LGBT group held a BBQ party called “Kansai Refugee Day” here.
Miro Daikokudo, a gay man who organized the party, says “Gays cannot deliver children. Instead, we deliver arts. I want to revive underground the culture of the Showa-era. (1926-1989)” The camera follows Miro, who is also a comic-book artist/event producer/bar owner, showing his roots in Shin-sekai, a neighborhood in the south of Osaka known for its erotic spots. Miro is the key character connecting people who appear in the film.
Azumi dressed as a woman confidently walks Osaka city Azumi is a transgender woman who works as a man during the day and goes to a transvestite bar at night. Azumi never misses her hormone shots and she cut off her testicles. Her wish is to die as a woman.
Simone Fukayuki’s photo shoot Simone is a drag queen pioneer in Japan. “People confuse 'drug' and 'drag'. Some people think I am a drug addict who dresses as a woman. There is a big misunderstanding.”
They are not different from you
They are like a mirror reflecting you. They live normally like you do, they also think they are a normal people. They struggle with life and have difficulties like you. They live in the same world, breathe the same air.
Miro Daikokudo, Simone Fukayuki, Atsushi Tani, Diedrich, HORI-SHLA and others.