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Mystery of the Sexes
Yoro Takeshi × Agawa Sawako
Date:21, Mar, 2019
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
About our introductory articles


Mystery of the Sexes is a conversation book by Yoro Takeshi and Agawa Sawako. It is neither a ghost story nor a pornographic novel. They talked about some mysteries of the sexes, based on each position. It was first published by Daiwa Shobo in 2006. And in 2009, the pocket edition was released by them. I am truly sorry both are out of print now. Then, trying to read it, you have to look for at secondhand bookstores or online shops.

Yoro Takeshi is a Japanese anatomist who was born in 1937 Kamakura, Kanagawa. After graduating from Tokyo University in 1962, he entered the anatomy department. Retired from the university in 1995 March. He said that he had learnt a kind of methodology from anatomy, then he was able to dissect anything like literature, politics, history and so on, not just bodies. You can find that he has released countless books.

Agawa Sawako (1953-) is a Japanese female TV personality, novelist and interviewer. It is not so difficult for you to find her on Japanese mass media, I think. Today many people are familiar with her character. She had been single for a long time somehow, but finally got married in 2017. By the way, she is a daughter of a Japanese popular novelsit Agawa Hiroyuki (1920-2015).

It means that Agawa Sawako was single longing for marriage when she talked with Yoro Takeshi for this book. Yoro Takeshi was already married at the time, by the way. He was really hard to talk about man and woman as he confessed in the book and then, tried to mention about the biological sexes. For instance, he talked about why human could be excited at pornography though they didn't have sex directly. Agawa Sawako, a professional interviewer, tried to make him talk about man and woman. For instance, had he fallen in love with a woman similar to his mother? she asked him.

What did he answer? How did she make him talk about man and woman? What mystery came from their talks? I'd like you to check it somehow.

About Mystery of the Sexes

・Talks by Yoro Takeshi & Agawa Sawako
・Published by Daiwa Shobo in 2006