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Butler’s Café in Shibuya – With Western Men

Butler’s Café in Shibuya – With Western Men

There is a new butler’s café in Shibuya – where men come to your table when you ring a bell and always answer with, “Yes my princess?”. While this idea isn’t completely new – there are maid cafes and hostess clubs for men, and host clubs for women. But the twist with this butler cafe in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, Japan? All the men are Western.

Fascinatingly, the female owner (Yuki Hirohata) of the club walked through Shibuya and asked over 200 women what they were looking for in a cafe. She said these women all wanted waiters that were male, good looking, treat them nice, but most importantly, were Westerners.

“Being gentlemanly in Japanese culture is embarrassing for Japanese men.”, “Women are exhausted with the traditional rules of Japanese society. These guys are different than typical Japanese men – they make me feel special.”

Arcades in Japan

Arcades in Japan

This summed up my experience with Japanese arcades very well. He even includes the ‘Fear of Heights’ experience by Bandai-Namco that I’ve posted about before. But I can’t believe I missed the real cars in Odaiba. Guess I’ll need to make another trip.

Museum tells you to drop the cel phone and draw

Museum tells you to drop the cel phone and draw

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It’s been shown in several studies that constantly taking photos of events dramatically reduces your ability to actually remember them (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Want-remember-event-DONT-photo…)

So Rijksmuseum tells you to put down the cel phone. They give you a pad of paper and pencil when you enter the museum and encourage you to draw what you see – to help you experience the awe and wonder of art. They even blog/post people’s drawings.

I, for one, approve.

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/startdrawing/draft%20book

Tsugargu Shamisen Girls

Tsugargu Shamisen Girls

What do you do if you’re classically trained on the centuries old shamisen – but want to rock like the young people you are?

The Tsugargu Shamisen Girls show you.