The photographs weren't amazing--I've seen pink box inside japans sex clubs in South Yorkshire compositions--but with the photographers limited time and lighting, I'd say she did the best she could--and they turned out good. May 30, Babs rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction.
Photographer Joan Sinclair visited over 90 clubs and returned with images of women working in nude theatres, peeping rooms, 'touch pubs', and 'image clubs' with elaborately decorated fantasy theme rooms. Oct 29, Christie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: photographers, anthroplogists,social critics, those interested in Asian cultures.
Certainly not for everyone — even people fascinated with Japanese pop culture may not care for it — but it's more educational than titillating, if that helps at all. Then, during our Japanese boyband phase, we somehow stumbled on the concept of host clubs--and being curious people by nature, we looked up articles and videos, immensely fascinated by the "we sell fantasies, not sex.
This is a world one might understandably be curious about flying off to Japan to explore, and yet, not only are foreign men excluded in most cases because of the misunderstanding of the rituals and the language barrier, but also because of the fears of imported AIDS and even the perceived larger penis sizes of foreign men.
Rating details. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Subway groping, visits to the nurse's office, and comic book character encounters are just the beginning of the immense list of possibilities that are played out in colorful playrooms for adults where no detail is overlooked.
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Download as PDF Printable version. Highly recommend. Even the relatively plain offices of the club owners shown in the book or just sex information booths or the pennyplain "telephone clubs" where men await calls from bored women looking for sex are evocative looking -- the Japanese have a hellaciously interesting concept of the use of interior space and color.
I don't know whether to laugh or be upset with the content of this book. I believe that this book should be sufficient proof of the value of my sentiment. There are places where men can have their way with women dressed as manga and anime superheroes, who in the comics are usually young teenagers.