A reader writes:
In reading your excerpt from a rural Japanese woman's attraction to hairy men, I couldn't help but recall a scene from "You Only Live Twice" in which James Bond (the hirsute Sean Connery) climbs into a hot tub and delights a bevy of Japanese geisha types. Bond seems startled by the attention until his host, a hairless Japanese man, explains that
"bird never make nest in bare tree."
My feelings entirely.