Nyotaimori— often translated as "female body arrangement"—is the practice of eating sushi off a woman's naked body. It is not mainstream in Japan by any stretch. Yet, as sister site Jezebel points outthe tradition survives in the West.
While the practice is by no means mainstream or commonly available in Japan, one performance group is trying to revitalize the artistic aspect of it. Nyotaimori Tokyo is an artist team and service provider that organizes parties and events where Nyotaimori can be experienced at the wish of customers. Rather than simply introduce the practice, Nyotaimori Tokyo claims to take things one step further by focusing on the artistic aspect of the arrangement--using sweets, fruits, and even Chinese food at their events.
The thing you gotta love about LA is that you should be able to find anything here. So, they hired a clean, beautiful woman to lay down naked in front of them while they ate sushi and sashimi off her body. Of course, health code standards vary from country to country; in LA county, there are banana leaves placed between the sushi and the skin, so no food ever really touches bare skin.
I first noticed the publicity for a monthly series of British "nyotaimori" evenings last summer. Nyotaimori, or body sushi, is Japanese, and it isn't normally on offer in London. But periodically temporary operations do pop up in cities around the world, each time sparking newspaper headlines.
Yes, it was me who came up with the idea. Living in this city, with this crazy nightlife all around makes you realize that life is fun and that you should start enjoying every minute of it. So here we are, in Bangkok, talking about Body Sushi.
Nyotaimori - translated as 'female body presentation' - has been the preserve of the Japanese elite for generations, but now an enterprising British duo has introduced it to London. Mr Carlos, who started up the venture with Japanese-raised Nick Hepburn, added: "There's obviously high end Japanese restaurants out there, however there is no mainstream, or anybody doing it right or authentically in the UK. We saw an opportunity to bring this kind of traditional dining to London for adventurous London diners. He admitted the high price tag - which includes champagne on arrival, a course authentic sushi dinner prepared by a genuine Japanese chef, all eaten off the female body, and unlimited alcohol - limited the number of people who could partake in it.
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A colleague whose job it is to entertain people from overseas on tech tours of Tokyo once commented that nyotaimori was almost always brought up by groups of businessmen, and how difficult it was to discover a place where they could experience the phenomenon. In the end he said he did discover a place that offered it — at a far more extravagant price then most would be willing to pay. For an answer, one can turn to the cm-long body of Miho Wakabayashi.