We’re going to talk about the story of Sada Abe, the Geisha who killed her love and kept his penis in her pocket. No — I’m not joking.

Sada was born in 1905, so we’re throwing it back a little here, to Shigeyoshi and Katsu Abe, an upper middle-class family of tatami mat makers in Tokyo’s Kanda neighborhood. I’m not too sure what Kanda was like back then, but today Kanda is home to Akihabara, so it’s full of neon lights, noodle shops and karaoke bars.

Sada was one of only 4 of the Abe children to survive to adulthood. Her father Shigeyoshi had inherited the…