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Taschen Araki: Tokyo Lucky Hole



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Pleasure parlours. Araki's tour of an erotic underworld.


Japan's sex industry at its best. More than 800 photos, Nobuyoshi Araki captures sex shows, orgies, and bizarre crazes of Tokyo's red light district. From no-panties massage parlors to the commuter-train fetishists, this is the last word on an age of bacchanalia, infused with moments of poetry, humour, and questioning interjections.

It all started in 1978 in an ordinary coffee shop next to Kyoto. Word was spread that the waitresses did not wear panties under the miniskirts. Similar establishments appeared across the country. Men waited outside to pay three times the usual coffee price just to be served by a young woman without panties.

Within the next few years, a new craze took hold: No-panties “massage” parlour. Increasingly bizarre services followed, from commuter-train fetishists to fondling clients through holes in coffins. One of the most popular destinations was a Tokyo club called “Lucky Hole” where clients stood on one side of a plywood partition and on the other the hostess. A hole big enough for a certain part of the male body was in between them.

Product Description and Details

  • Hardcover, 14 x 19.5 cm, 704 pages.
  • ISBN: 9783836556385.

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