Pole Dance Tokyo: A Sophisticated Sexiness

Pole Dancing in Tokyo sounds like another terrible sex-laden non-fiction narrative by a foreigner about living in Japan, but since 2007, it has gradually become one socially accepted and amazing way to stay in shape in this city. Whenever that lewd friend of yours sees a freestanding pole in a restaurant or bar, they will most likely associate it with the shadier variety of pole dancing that’s more recognized by the public. However, in a similar... Read More

Pole dancing goths, Day-Glo Dominatrix, and gay pride–a crazy night at Tokyo Decadance

LA CARMINA is a prominent alternative fashion and travel blogger, TV host, travel & subculture journalist, and author of three books, including one on Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants in Tokyo and a cookbook on cooking cute titled CUTE YUMMY TIME.  This piece was originally posted on www.lacarmina.com.    Welcome to Tokyo Decadance Bar — one of the favorite hangouts of Tokyo’s alternative, Goth and Cyber club kids. If you’re... Read More

Prince Genji’s Pole Dances & Romances: Japanese Literature Sways to LIfe

The Tale Of Genji (源氏物語) is said to be the first novel ever written. It is certainly the first ancient Japanese literary classic to be turned into a pole dance and performing arts spectacle like nothing I’ve ever seen before: Genji–The Other Side of The Story. If all Japanese literature was this sexy and fun, I’d have become a scholar not a reporter. I went expecting to be appalled but was impressed that the lighting, music, and... Read More