November 8, 2007

Naked Sushi? No…what?

Filed under: Business,Food,Food in San Francisco — Dee @ 4:27 pm

First off, I don’t get this but hey. I stumbled upon this NYTimes piece on Nyotaimori (“female body presentation”) or Nantaimori (male version) sushi, don’t know how I missed it when it was published in April. Some speculate that this may have become popular during Japan’s bubble economy in the late 80s or that the Japanese mafia may have indulged in this. There are rules like no talking to your plate or poking him/her, etc.

This is a concept that is catching on in the US and Germany, often times being fairly underground because of its feminist magnetism. But given that the Times wrote about Hadaka Sushi in LA and CNN wrote about Bonzai nightclub in Seattle, I’m guessing the concept is getting a taste of the mainstream. There are rumors that there may be more in places like NYC, San Francisco, Paris, London etc. I also read somewhere that if you are in SF and are no Yakuza you have better luck advertising on Craigslist for young models who will lie very still! Given that Hadaka pays $1,100 per model, it’s not a bad gig.


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