Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Short Stay at Love Hotel; An Exotic Japanese Creativity!!!

I have noticed that Japanese are generally reputed to be "good at copying," yet for some reason they seem to exercise the highest level of erotic originality in the world. . From sopu "soaplands" (bathhouses) and imekura "image clubs" (costume role-playing) and deriheru "delivery health" (call-a-massage), mainstays of the sex-hire industry, to hi-tech adult toys, to lust-and-violence manga comics and pick-a-girl fuzoku magazines, the Japanese creative spirit would seem to be fixated on things erotic .

During my last year Tokyo visit, I came across capsule hotels right next to railway stations. Small capsules type sleeping space for the people who want to spend night and move on. However, I didn’t know about the concept of Love Hotels, I just came to know through BBC that during present day recession Love Hotels are booming in Japan.

A love hotel “called RABU HOTERU in Japanese” is a type of short-stay hotel found in Japan operated primarily for the purpose of allowing couples privacy to have sexual intercourse. Love hotels can usually be identified using symbols such as hearts and the offer of a room rate for a "rest" as well as for an overnight stay. The period of a "rest" varies, typically ranging from one to three hours .

Entrances are discreet and interaction with staff is minimized, with rooms often selected from a panel of buttons and the bill settled by pneumatic tube, automatic cash machines, or a pair of hands behind a pane of frosted glass.

Love hotels in Japan, nowadays they're calling them "fashion hotels, or” boutique hotels."

Beds that revolve or vibrate, or see-through partitions between bed and bath areas, or "mirrored rooms" with mirrors larger than 1 square-meter--that is, any and all places equipped with "facilities not required for the basic purposes of guest lodging fall under the rubric of sex-related businesses, not hotels and inns.

I am amazed the way Japanese keep their originality when it comes to love, erotica and sex !!!!

3 comments:

Liz said...

I've heard of Love Hotels. The Japanese are quirky, that's what makes them interesting. :)

Anonymous said...

Where is that image from? It looks like Misty Keasler's photograph, from her book Love Hotels: The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan. If you haven't seen it I would highly recommend it.

San Antonio Cicily said...

I grew up in Japan and these are very popular. They also have vending machines on the street corners to buy alcohol, sake, beer etc. You know the interesting thing is most kids don't drink and they have no pregnant teenagers yet they are so open! Now this was 15 years ago when I was last there so things may have changed but this is how I remember it!