Of course I have no
way on knowing for sure, but I would be willing to bet that almost every
language has its own hidden sexual puns and allusions.
We noted this on
another page portraying a kabuki actor posed before a portable stand selling
(Click on the image
below to go to that page and read about the sexual allusion between noodles
and having sex with a purportedly sixteen year old girl.)
Recently I was
listening to an interview on NPR with an expert in the classical languages.
She stated confidently that there would be many more students of Latin
they knew how bawdy the ancient texts could be. Japanese I am sure is no
different. The term yobai (夜這い or よばい) means "night crawling"
as in "night
crawling star". James Brandon in Kabuki: Five Classic Plays in the section
on "Sukeroku: Flower of Edo" (U. of Hawaii Press, 1992 reprint, p. 86, note
notes that yobai can mean either "secretly slipping in to see a girl at
night" or "falling star".