Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Red Light


Kabukicho is Tokyo's most notorious red like district, and it's known to be quite "imaginative," with its wide array of massage parlors, strip clubs, and love hotels.

Of course, I wanted to see it.

Lee? Lee was concerned.

We went during the day...

Lee was afraid he might have to beat women off of him with a stick if we went after dark.

Right...

We didn't see many hookers in the light of day, but I did get a few pictures of some pretty good signs.

Majority of the signs didn't try confuse you, everything was very straight forward... There were places called, "Legs" and "Lips;" there was even a place called, "Boob."

It really does make it easier... now there is no questions as to what they have to offer.

This however, might be my favorite...



Yes...

They specialize in chunky chicks...

"Pigs" if you will.

And... the woman on the far right even has a pig mask on! Which may be one of the more degrading things I've ever seen.

Seriously?

That's hilarious.

And some how it makes it funnier that Lee's name is the sign underneath.

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This one was a bit more puzzling...

Here we have King Kong... in American Flag shorts... the theme?




"American and English Honky Tonk Ladies"...

Being from Texas, I know we have some, but I didn't realize the English had any honky tonk ladies... or honky tonks at all, for that matter.

That I would love to see.
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I was surprised by how many strip clubs had Philippine themes...


Me: Look! There's a Filipino strip club...

Lee: Yeah

Me: There's another one... and another one! Which is weird because the Filipino girls we know don't even wear swimsuits. They must not have a very good opinion of Filipino women...

Then Lee rattled off some nonsense about the Pacific War... hookers... soldiers going from the Philippines to Japan...

I don't know... something he just made up.

Most of the strip club signs showed pictures of the actual women...


Lee: They would never do that back home... they would go out of business.

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There were several male strip clubs too...



Apparently, many of them frequent David Bowie's hairstylist...

And I'm certain this guy starred in Michael Jackson's Thriller video...




And I just noticed this....


Puppies? Kittens?

Creepy!