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Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony – instead she's debuting as a porn actress.XXXShe has also become part of a flourishing niche market in Japan: "silver porn" – stretching the limits of eroticism among the elderly and overturning social norms in a country where people are expected to grow old gracefully. Forbidden pleasuresIn aging Japan, around 32 million people – a quarter of the population – are 65 or over.Adult movies rake in about $20 billion a year, and those featuring unashamedly wrinkly men and women account for between 20 and 30 percent of that market, industry insiders say.Pornography became widely available in Japan in the 1900s, with 17th-century Edo-era woodblock erotic prints being many people's first introduction to the genre.Natsuko Kayama, 44, a porn star with 25 years' experience in the industry, told AFP she wanted to outlast the oldest swingers in town.
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