Hashimoto (below, left) has since admitted his guilt in the latest scandal in his career, which has seen him attack tattooed city workers, teachers, puppet theatre and anyone he didn’t agree with in his notorious unapologetically brusque style.
“Well, first I’ve got to explain to my wife. There’s a massive ‘penalty’ waiting for me at home,” he joked at a press conference.
As we’ve seen before, adultery is no biggie in Japan, especially if you are man. The tabloids take some delight in the juicy details but there is basically no moral sermonizing.
Hashimoto, for example, has lots of children and famously has said how much he loves his wife and family. But rather the pleasure is in recounting how Hashimoto got to know the lady in question at a high-class Osaka hostess club. On their fourth date they went to a love hotel and apparently even tried out kinky cosplay.
Hashimoto always has a reputation for being a bit naughty and doing things differently, so we doubt this latest scandal will impact on his career much.
Mimi-kaki is the Japanese custom of ear-cleaning, but not just swirling a cotton bud around your lobes like any old perfunctory hygiene task — but the act of having your ears lovingly tendered to by a maternal young lass, your head traditionally resting in her lap while she soothes your worries away.
It is very common for husbands to be “serviced” in this way and it can often become a form of bonding, or even foreplay, for couples. Psychologists of course will read all sorts of mother fantasies into this relationship.
Even the tool used is different, a kind of bamboo hook with a bit of cotton on the end. Apparently it is more effective for cleaning and also safer. (Cotton buds famously end up ramming more bad stuff deeper into your canals.)
There are also professional mimi-kaki clinics, places where a man can go and get his ears cleaned while resting his head in a girl’s lap, and telling her all about his stresses and problems. If all this sounds like a kind of hairdressers-meets-hostess club, then they would be right! There is even at least one major chain with multiple branches.
It is also obviously just a hop, skip and ear swipe away from a sex club, and many fuzoku use “mimi-kaki” as a cover word for blatant sexual services.
I personally quite like giving Taro or Tadashi’s ears a clean (it makes a change from giving head!) and listening to their work woes. It is a kind of counseling and the power of course is all in the hands of the female!
A recent study suggests that one of the top professions young Japanese ladies are going for these days have nothing to do with an office and everything to do with using their feminine charms to get into mens’ wallets.
According to News-Post Seven a study was taken back in 2007 and found that many lower class ladies strove to become cabakura (cabaret club) girls due to the lack of prerequisites to enter the job and the great steady salary. When the study was redone recently, they found that this trend has spread to young girls all over Japan. Some even as young as elementary school think that is the job for them.
For those of you not familiar with cabakuras in Japan, it is basically a date you pay for. Mind you it is not a prostitute, but generally a very pretty young girl who will listen to any incessant ramblings, work complaints or unfounded flirtations that their customers can dish out. The girls can be selected from a list or assigned at random. More regular customers will generally get the same girl and will begin to form a kind of “relationship” with them. They will buy the girls gifts and even invited them out on dates outside the bar. The girls who are more dedicated can offer certain services for an extra cost. I said they’re not prostitutes but some of them are. The really good ones get famous and you can use their molded parts on your excited parts. Check out the hostess onaholes over at Kanojo Toys if hostesses and cabakura girls peak your interest.
The study also went as far as to check on the average salary of these Japanese ladies of the night. The average low-end salary is about $32,000 a year with $120,000 a year being the higher end. The girls who make the most are the girls who offer special services and have several regular customers a night. Reasons the girls gave for wanting to become cabakura girls were not limited to being spoiled and drooled upon by rich old men but also to travel, make money for school and to help put food on the table from a young age.
Though not the ideal career choice, it is actually an honest living where girls who weren’t given the benefits of a gifted childhood can make some great money with almost no education or training. I can also say from personal experience that the cabakura girls are also a lot more fun to hang out with when you’re not paying for their company or their services. I do so love cabakura girls free services.
Have you ever wanted to share a drink with your favorite AV actress? Well it’s about time everyone got their wish. We read over at Tokyo Reporter that veteran AV actress Reiko Yamaguchi has recently opened a snack in Kabukicho.
[Pic source: Pink Eiga]
Having been a hostess herself, she’s got the experience and wanted to create an arena to connect with her customers. She also knows all too well how to please her customers. One of the services Bar Nude’s Mama-chan offers is a bottle of sparkling wine for 3000 yen ($30) which she rubs between her G-Cup breasts before she pours for no additional charge.
As a side note, back in 2007, Yamaguchi played a snack mama in one of her 500 AV endeavors called “A Dripping Wet Snack Mama”. I wonder if she takes any pointers from her own video. I’d be at Bar Nude every day.
Former actor Manabu Oshio has written a letter detailing his despair, according to tabloid claims. The fifty-page document has been released via his lawyer and is being nicknamed “note from hell”.
Oshio is of course the guy who last summer was arrested for fleeing his Roppongi apartment. Not such a big deal, right? Well, unfortunately there was a dead girl in there. And naked. And a hostess. Dead from an overdose.
Yep, not a good combination. Of course, the media paints Oshio as the bad boy: promiscuous, arrogant and obviously guilty. The girl was, of course, just a victim. Um, if a hostess was caught taking drugs with a geinoujin she would hardly be a saint, right?! Somehow her unfortunate death means that everyone forgets about the facts.
Oshio will stand trial (by jury) for his erotic crimes. Currently he is in a “holding station”, an ambiguous Japanese semi-prison for people who have not yet stood trial. (In Japan you can be held by police for weeks without charge, and then months without trial.)
Clearly Oshio doesn’t fancy his chances in a trial with his peers. On prominent display in the “note” is the English sentence “All hope is gone”…Or is it a last-ditch attempt for sympathy?!
Just be warned, boys! Fuck hostesses by all means. Get them naked and take drugs with them. Just don’t let them die on you!
Tokyo’s red light district of Kabukicho is renowned as being the hub of sin and vice in heart of Shinjuku. It’s not the only area of course, but it does have a very large concentration of host and hostess clubs, bars, restaurants, soaplands (brothels), and lots of fun-loving crowds of men and women out for a good time.
Setting foot in this area can be intimidating for foreign visitors. Aside from the fact that foreigners are subtly prohibited from entering the more fun places, the types of folks in Kabukicho are very different from what you’ll find in Ginza, Shibuya, and other tourist-friendly places. Even for those well-acquainted with Tokyo, Kabukicho still has its mysteries hidden behind big doors with scary guys wearing earpieces standing in front of them. You won’t find a swingers club unless you already know where you’re going.
While it’s not an erotic guide to getting you into the best Tokyo soaplands, White Rabbit Press’ Tokyo Realtime: Kabukicho is a new audio guide aimed at letting you know what on earth is going on in that den of fun and sin.
The including an area map and photo book, the audio guide is perfect for putting onto an audio players and taking to the streets for an hour of highly educational wandering whether you’re coming to Tokyo or not.
Now, once you’ve arrived and are comfortable with the area, you can take the next step and venture through some of those forbidden doors. We have, but like the rest of the locals we prefer to keep our favorite swingers club secret
Get your own audio guide to Kabukicho, acclaimed by Playboy magazine, from KanojoToys.com.
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