Sada Abe

Sada Abe



Sada Abe is mainly remembered for erotically asphyxiating her lover, Kichizo Ishida, on May 18, 1936, and then cutting off his penis and testicles and carrying them around with her in her handbag. The story became a national sensation in Japan, acquiring mythic overtones, and has since been interpreted by artists, philosophers, novelists and filmmakers.


May 28, 1905

Place of birth

Tokyo - Japan

Known for

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Abe Sada: A Japanese Crime of Passion

On May 18, 1936, Abe Sada, a former geisha, kills her lover by "erotic asphyxiation", then slices... Read more