The famed Tobita Shinchi red light district in Osaka will close down during the upcoming Group of 20 summit in late June, according to media reports Tobita Shinchi is a rare example of an old-style red light district (yukaku) in Japan, similar to how Yoshiwara used to be in Tokyo, featuring rows of licensed establishments in which young ladies sit in open doorways waiting for patrons. This time it's not the authorities actually doing the closing; it's kind of a case of self-censorship. Apparently the Tobita Shinchi association itself has agreed to "restrain" its activities during the ...

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Cosplayers surely know what they are doing when they wear short skirts and let fans surround them at events. They know that those lens are pointed in a certain direction and will inevitably capture a certain thing. And so naturally they prepare their nether regions for that express purpose. If you have ever wondered what kind of shots fans really want to get, it's something like this. Gorgeous cosplayer Yutori definitely got her you-know-what into the right paipan fully-shaved state in readiness for those copious amounts of panchira upskirt shots. Close-ups reveal that she did a mighty ...

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Do we have another gravure star here? Netizens are currently buzzing about the gravure debut of Asami Ota (太田 麻美). Born in 1990, Asami has got people all excited not for the usual gravure reasons: big breasts, curvy body, and a cute face. No, she's got absolutely amazing legs and is really determined to show them off. The slinky Asami is a race queen who won a prize at the recent Japan Race Queen Award in 2018. The prize was sponsored by Weekly Playboy, who then featured Asami in an issue in April. For which, history is forever grateful! While motor show fans have already ...

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Back in the 2000s, when we first start doing this blog, one of our favorite gravure idols was Chisato Morishita. Now 37 and officially retired from gravure, the ravishing Chisato has nonetheless been tempted back to glamor modeling for a new photo shoot. It's her first gravure shoot in ten years and it's a triumphant homecoming for the lady who has now gloriously entered jukujo territory. It was recently showcased on Japanese TV. Chisato was a race queen and then a gradol, before moving into mainstream television presenting and some acting. Her career has dried up a little of late. She ...

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Ero-manga (erotic manga comics) is associated with sex, of course, but not just any old sex. Great sex. Strange sex. Fetishes. And, let's be frank, non-consensual sex. But is that reputation justified? How much sex in ero-manga is actually non-consensual? At the recent Niconico Chokaigi event, statistician Midori Makita presented a list of different ero-manga magazines along with the results of a survey examining what percentage of the sex they portray is non-consensual or consensual. Here is the breakdown (first percentage is non-consensual; second is consensual): Angel Club: ...

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Aya Omasa and Mariko Shinoda are shown smooching in the recently broadcast third episode of the NHK television drama series Mistresses. The lingering lesbian kiss scene apparently lasted 40 seconds. Fans were on hand to count them all. Mariko seduces Aya by stroking her face and going in for the kiss. Aya then reciprocates passionately. It's pure bliss to watch. The series (a remake of a British show from the late 2000s) also stars hot jukujo actresses Kyoko Hasegawa and Miki Mizuno as well as Hyunri and gravure model Miwako Kakei. Fans of Aya Omasa are surely already ...

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Girlfriend and boyfriend "rental" services are one of those "wacky Japan" narrative favorites, though they do actually exist. They are also not as crazy or sleazy as they might sound -- after all, if you want someone to date and then sleep with, there are countless prostitution services or "compensated dating" clubs out there. So what's different about this kind of rental service? What do you get for your money? Asian Boss, the awesome YouTube channel behind interviews with porn stars Emiri Okazaki and Taka Kato, tried out one service to demonstrate what it is like. Host (and handsome ...

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It's May 1st, the inaugural day of the new Reiwa era. And what better time to take a gander at some old porn from this cache of images recently shared online? Strictly speaking, we reckon these adult magazines come from the Showa period, which ended in 1989, rather than the past three decades of Heisei, but there might be some overlap. Online searches seem to reveal nothing, so they are probably quite obscure. We just love the titles: from "Visual Communication Magazine for Young Adalt" (sic) and "Fucky-up" (sic) to "Rape me" and "Sexual Les Girls." The shoots themselves range from the ...

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Today is the final day of Heisei. As the emperor abdicates this afternoon, we are remembering the past three decades and all those lovely ladies that have passed through our lives (in actuality or through the lens of gravure and adult video). We should put together a proper "adult Heisei" post soon but it might be too mammoth an undertaking. In the meantime, we are recalling recent good times and looking forward to the future with these two ladies. The dancer and model Karen Kimijima has made a comeback since her drug arrest in early 2018, which is a very fine thing because she has frankly ...

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We stumbled upon this great Twitter feed detailing a report by Shinbunka, the publishing industry trade journal in Japan, about the decline of the much-loved porn magazine vending machine. It also cites from an interview with the photographer Tetsuya Kurosawa, who has documented the vending machines (visiting some 500 locations along the way!). It's true, we haven't seen one for many a moon. Here's why. At the peak of the adult vending machine boom, there were some 50,000 machines nationwide in the 1970s. That lofty number has been reduced to a mere fraction now. What are left are often ...

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