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11 November 2006 @ 08:46 am
メーリクリスマス! Merry Christmas!!  
Oh, how I love Shinjuku. This is outside of a porn shop in Shinjuku (on the ground floor of a very busy shopping street, no less) that had this mannequin standing outside when I passed by last night. Oh, Tokyo.... only in Tokyo, I swear.

On a related note, I've never understood how they can get away with putting a porn shop in a normal street.. it's only a block away from a HUGE electronics store, next to several family-oriented restaurants, and near an import comic book shop. I guess there are no laws for that in Japan. Of course, it's not a residential area, but it's not Kabukicho (whici incidentally, IS a residential area. I almost moved there).

Of course this is the country that even though they finally outlawed selling used panties in vending machines, still have them.

Oh yes, I will never understand some things about you, Japan!! ^.^;;;;;;;;
 
 
 
Jeychynoi on November 10th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
That used underwear thing is SO awful XD;;; Oooh Japan~
Hi-chan (火ちゃん): Gravitation - Shuichi Only this bighinoai on November 10th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
=D You want to know what's even more awful? I was going to buy them!!! (just out of curiosity, I swear!! >.>;;) But the "shop" suddenly went dark and we all freaked out and ran out........ ^^;;
Jeychynoi on November 11th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
It'd be an interesting souvenoir for SURE... but the whole idea of it is just awful. XD; But I wouldn't hold it against you if you bought them though~
ஐ*~...♥*M35M3R15Z*♥...~*ஐmesmerisz on November 10th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
Not just in Japan, over in Indiana we have a p0rn shop next to Toys R Us and across the street from the town's main shopping mall^^;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 11th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC)
Whoa... there's no law against that? O.o;;; In most cities that I lived in, there were zoning laws against things like that... Not that I'm against porn shops at all, but I don't really like the idea that a kid could wander into them accidentally.
ஐ*~...♥*M35M3R15Z*♥...~*ஐmesmerisz on November 11th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC)
Honestly, I don't know (I live in Chicago and was only visiting there)^^; Both the entrance to the toy store and the p0rn shop faces the opposite direction of the mall...so it was quite by accident my friends and I ended up in front of that Toys R Us in the first place. We ended up joking about how when the dad (or mom) takes the kid for toys they...errr, get some of their own~
Dr. Claw: Absolute raritydoctor_claw on November 11th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
LTDFAO @ panties in vending machines!
-: Shirorostringalchemist on November 11th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
DDD:

I had to look twice at that picture before I realized what I was looking at. x3
C L O V E Ridyllica on November 11th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
That...looks like...Oh dear....I have no comment on that picture. LOL

Happy Thanksgiving, well it isn't yet. But, Happy early Vertan's day! ♥
Amanda: cupcakes/Cutesysupinternets on November 11th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
OMG, that photo is just too much, lol.

And I cannot believe the thing about the used undies, ew!
+babymoss on November 11th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
that picture...
I can't help but wonder what the writing on the board says! o:
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 11th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: that picture...
It's just a guide to the different floors on the building ^^
+babymoss on November 11th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
Re: that picture...
LOL ah, silly me, thank you *grumbles at her none existent Japanese*. I really must work on that.^^

Have a wonderful day. x
debbinyadebbinya on November 11th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
haha not just japan but here in australia as well. In a particular city there are many sit-outside restaurants near the porn shops + night clubs... even an icecream shop ^^;;;;
Chiakichiaki777 on November 11th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
The Japanese are indeed one of the most sexually liberated people on earth >.>
Julieta Colás: laffengelen on November 11th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
In Paris you can see the porn magazine section above the children magazine section
...

but Japan is a sick country, so yeah
(in my opinion, used panties being sold is sick... but that doesn't mean I don't love Japan << >>)
Lisalilitufire on November 11th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
That is one ugly elf.

I guess the vending machine is a bit more instant and anonymous than eBay :)
Anguilaelectragretchen on November 11th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
Awww Giuk the machine.
I think is because for them Christmas is more commercial, more Santa, gifts, less birth celebration. Maybe it was a chaotic mix between Christmas and Halloween.
I was talking with a friend the other day about Japan, that they have a free mind with porn and all but still live in the past about the place that woman have in the society.
...
Giuk the machine...
sehrtseh on November 11th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
Hahaha if I ever saw that standing outside a porn shop I would make SURE I didn't go in.
histoiredehistoirede on November 11th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
Porn shops can be in totally normal streets in France too, but you have to be 18 to enter...
... so no Japanese exception on this one !