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The Changelings and Anime:YOUR NAME

Here are two close-up parts picked out of the last subject : The Family members.

Familie 01 closeup
Grandmother with two youngest boys in fam. Cruywagen

I don’t mean the changeling as `not human child` who is replaced by faries which kidnap real human children and take care of them. It is a common folklore in Europa.
My 'changeling' here is symple that boys ware girl-like clothes. At first sight they looks like girls as you see this painting with their grandmother. Yes the sail-maker family had 6 sons certainly! Why did such tradition exist? It depends on practical reasons, I guess.
Firstly these skirt-like layers cloth can cover easily differrent lengths of children's legs. You need not to make every time trousers in order to match with fast growth of boys. Secondaly it helps for toilet training, especially boys under 3 years
.[note 1]

Maximilian family 02 closeup
Maximilian 1 three grandson-generation
In particular both children,
Ferdinand I (left) and Louis II (right) give impression as girls, whether or not the painter intended.


In Japan there is a known literature called Torikaebaya Monogatari. Torikae means the changeling, however the classic story is all about a Prince and a princes. Both ware opposite sex clothings and grows as if he is a princes, she is a prince. [note 2]
Today an animation film is running in US, UK, China and many countries with scenario line that is similar to Torikaebaya Monogatari.  Its title is YOUR NAME. A boy and a girl exchange their bodies but remaining real each eidenties.[note 3]

A little old film-review on Gardian (20-11-2016)
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/20/your-name-review-makoto-shinkai
and its poster↓
02君の名は ポスター from Gardian
Demo-intro animation with English subtitle



01君の名は ポスター




[continued to next blog]
further about Rite of passage

【Note】:
1. On this point we understand a fact that dress for girl / women has clear function. It is not for toilet-training but for daily easiness because of women's bodies construction, by which they have to carry out great job to create next generation.
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torikaebaya_Monogatari
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Name
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