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SOD's new Tokyo venture An Adult Theme Park

Discussion in 'Japan Discussion' started by nandaziza, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. nandaziza

    nandaziza Member

    Tokyo Kinky Sex
    by: Tadashi Anahori


    Tokyo Adult Theme Park by SOD

    The Weekly Playboy bar in Kabukicho was a big success back in 2017. We were reminded of it — and how few chances there are to encounter the adult industry in a bricks-and-mortar setting other than just a shop in the likes of Akihabara — when we read the exciting news that top Japanese porn production and distribution company Soft on Demand is opening what is essentially a sex theme park in Tokyo.

    Ostensibly, the building will host restaurants and bars staffed by genuine porn performers, following the precedent established by Weekly Playboy’s bar, where real gravure idols served customers.

    But SOD is promoting SOD Land, which sets to open in — where else? — Kabukicho on October 10, by describing it as an “adult theme park.” (We also love how this development flies in the face of the recent, very artificial attempts to gentrify Kabukicho and eliminate its “dirty” reputation by building movie theaters and hotels.)

    SOD has already done something similar in Akihabara (in 2018) and Nakano (in 2019), opening small bars staffed by (sadly, fully clothed) adult video stars. But now they are raising the stakes (and the budget) with a five-floor complex.

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    The ground floor is the tamest, featuring a reception counter, purikura photo booth, gift shop selling DVDs and merchandise, and gacha capsule machines (because, well, Japan). But head to the basement and try out the bar staffed by female SOD employees and porn industry newcomers — since we all love to follow the debutants in the fast-changing world of Japanese porn.

    Head upstairs to the second floor for the Kakubutsu Salon to enjoy a drink with a hostess or sex worker. The staff on hand here all apparently work in the fuzoku industry — a catch-all legalese covering everything from hostess bars and girls’ bars to erotic massage, strip clubs, soaplands, and brothels.

    If you are visiting for the JAV stars, though, you will want to go straight to the third floor, where the SOD Syain Bar offers patrons the opportunity to drink with famous porn stars on the SOD roster. And if you want something more respectful and contemplative, the novel Silent Bar on the fourth floor, as the name suggests, bans private conversation so customers can instead focus on the stunning spectacle that is porn stars in swimwear — probably as naked as anyone actually gets in the building — preparing drinks behind a one-way mirror (a classic trope in Japanese porn).

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    And the best thing? It’s very accessible. There don’t seem to be any hidden charges or gray areas. Instead, customers pay a modest admission fee of ¥500 per 30 minutes and then only for the food and drink they actually order, rather than a padded bill including inflated prices for the drinks of hostesses and so on like at many premium clubs and dubious bars in Kabukicho.

    Coronavirus restrictions notwithstanding, SOD Land is open from 5 pm to 10 pm. Incidentally, the building has installed various ventilation filters and systems as well as contact-less thermal sensing with AI facial recognition to make a visit safer in these strange times. We didn’t see any announcement about the porn stars wearing masks, which would surely detract from the main aim of a visit. A publicity image on the SOD news blog, however, suggests, the staff may wear transparent face shields.

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    Strangely, despite the announcement attracting lots of media coverage, we cannot find any official website or social media channels for SOD Land, and even the press release has now vanished. But if you want to go, here is the address in Japanese: 東京都新宿区歌舞伎町1-21-3 フルフルビル.
     
  2. nandaziza

    nandaziza Member

    Lesbian hooker service in Kabukicho targets gaijin gals
    BY AMY TAKAHASHI ON MAY 27, 2015
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    Spa June 2
    The results of a market study released in April by advertising firm Dentsu indicated that the contribution to the consumer market in Japan by sexual minorities, which comprise 7.6 percent of the population, totals 5.9 trillion yen annually.

    In a special report dedicated to goods and services for those who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender, weekly tabloid Spa! (June 2) includes an out-call sex business that is not only targeting local ladies but also gaijin gals as well.

    In 2012, Yuri Shinjuku started operations in the Kabukicho red-light district of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward. Following the opening in April of the Toho Shinjuku Building, which includes a replica of Godzilla’s head visible from the street, the area has experienced a surge in foreign tourist activity.

    Such a development has been beneficial for Yuri Shinjuku since, according to proprietor Seiya Tanaka, foreign ladies find Japanese women attractive.

    “With small bodies, black hair and beautiful skin, Japanese girls are popular with European and American women,” Tanaka tells the magazine, “and we’ve experienced a boost in clients.”

    The operation has about 30 girls on the books. “All of them are lesbian,” assures Tanaka, who herself is bi-sexual.

    Over a one-year period after opening, Tanaka frequently visited the Shinjuku 2-chome gay quarter — located near Kabukicho — to get a better feeling for what lesbian women want. There were growing pains at first.

    “Since we serve customers in their 30s and 40s, we received some complaints about the inexperience of our young girls, such as, ‘Why didn’t she align the shoes (at the hotel entrance)?'” Tanaka remembers.

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    Yuri Shinjuku
    Yuri Shinjuku functions as a “delivery health” operation, dispatching attendants to customers in hotel rooms. A 60-minute trial course is available for 20,000 yen. Membership and hotel fees are extra. Customers can request that the attendant be attired in a special costume or utilize a particular sex toy, such as a vibrator.

    According to a report issued in January by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), a record-high 13.4 million foreign tourists visited Japan in 2014. This figure represents an increase of 29.4 percent percent over the year before.

    Tanaka is considering adding an English section to Yuri Shinjuku’s Web site.

    “We do not tolerate customers who are lax as far as appointment times, but that’s it,” she says, “we do not discriminate based on sexuality
     
  3. barba

    barba we all make mistakes


    i hope they open a london branch of “sod land”.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
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