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Tokyo hostess bars: A little understood part of Japan's nightlife
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They should know better than anyone what makes a guy attractive or unattractive, since they have to deal with so many of them every day. So in conducting some very important research, we decided to ask some "kyabakura" women for the top five most unattractive things guys do. No surprises here. But still, it can be applied to normal life too. When it comes to conversation, try to get a little creative and ask some questions. Otherwise, it will just be a long and hard ride.
Those who are from North America might mistake the term "hostess" or "host" for someone at a restaurant who shows you to your table, but in Japan, it is quite a different profession. Part of the Japanese nightlife culture, they usually wear fancy suits or evening gowns, lots of make-up and have fancy hairstyles. They are quite beautiful and well-groomed as their job is to sell an image of allure and style. But what really goes on inside a hostess club , and what might a visitor from overseas expect from them?
The adult entertainment industry in Japan is a fascinating thing—and this piece, Kyabajo Japan , does a very good analysis of the social and cultural phenomenon behind the Cabaret Club Girl As Celebrity and examines some of the better Japanese writings on the subject. An excerpt from the Neojaponisme feature is below and the full article is on their website. The publication of the magazine Koakuma Ageha in sent a shock-wave through Japanese society: when did cabaret-club hostesses become socially accepted to the degree that they have their own widely-available fashion magazine?