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05 January 2007 @ 10:18 pm
Porn for the widdle kiddies!  
Kitty prostitutes!! Isn't Tokyo great?

My guess is that it's because cats are so expensive to buy (seriously.. they typically cost upwards of $1,000 for a cat in a pet store around Tokyo) that a place like this can exist. I kid you not, they are CAT PROSTITUTES!! You pay money to go into a series of rooms and pet or play with the kitties. Or, as the sign says, you can voyeur at the kitties while they stare wide-eyed back at you, you can touch them, I mean you paid, right??, and you can play with them. The operative term being 'with'? In this case the cost is ¥600 for adults, ¥400 for kids and ¥200 for babies. Oh but only ¥1000 for boy-girl couples. Sadly homosexual couples are not offered this sweet deal for feline service.

But even better: Every kitty inside is outlined and given the name/traits of her/him on a billboard outside!!! The new ones are even pointed out, like a nametag! It is exactly like a hostess bar or host club.

This particular location, Nekobukuro ('cat bag') is located on the top floor of a very large Tokyu Hands department store in Ikebukuro. It's not in Kabukicho, which is where most of the city's other places that you pay to touch something are located.

Oh how I wanted to go in. Japan you have stolen my soul. I'm not even sure if I wrote this entry in jest or if I really meant it... Um, I love cats? (I should have gone in....)

After this, I saw this... happy... mask in the store downstairs, and these suggestive eggs in a restaurant window nearby, and I am not sure that it was a coincidence. Tokyo, you dirty dirty city!
cryduchatcryduchat on January 5th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
Cat bag? Cat bag?!? Whoa, that sounds like a great name for a band ...

There was a pet store in NJ that had a similar set up with puppies. But after a while the dogs just got pretty sick from all the people handling them.
Miharuru ( ミハルル)miharuru on January 5th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
Erm... WTF?XD Are people that carent and lonely? O_O That's... scary :X
Amanda: Book/B&theBsupinternets on January 5th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is such a shame that kitties cost so much there. Totally different from America.
zero to sixty0260clothing on January 5th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
At first I thought people were paying to have sex with the cats (I really wouldn't put that past you, Japan. o_o")!
I hope no one is mean to the poor kitties. I just picture them being trapped in there all day with little kids smacking them around and rough-housing with them. I love kittieeees.
超ちゃ人: Zetsuai // Bronze: Izumi´s defense ! XDchochajin on January 5th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
EEHH? That´s really ... very strange o__O .... are cats that rare in Tokyo ?
I mean if I want to play or pat cats, I just have to step outside, there are TONS of cats around here XD (well we do have a lot of farms here ^^)
Creepy o_o .. I wonder if the cats like it or not ^^
C L O V E Ridyllica on January 5th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
OMG. Hahaha. Wow. I don't know what else to say.
Williamgenkischuldich on January 5th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Ran-chan is the Number One there! When I went, I spent two hours in there, although I didn't have Train at the time.
♚ - The torch; be yours to hold it high: Random/ Kitten ~ PREDATORZunlock on January 5th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha~ I remember that. XD Kitties~ ♥
shy_hinatashy_hinata on January 5th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yeah, I remember seeing that advertised in the Tokyu Hands (different ad though). It totally boggled my brain. I didn't notice at the time that they were so specific about boy-girl couples. I saw a DVD in a Tower Records that seemed to be all about a cat i.e. they just filmed it doing normal kitty things. At first I didn't really get it, but in light of the fact that it's so freakin' expensive to get a cat, I guess I can sorta understand it.

Makes me wonder what it's like if you want to move to Tokyo and already have kitties. I'm guessing most apartments don't let you have pets.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 5th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
A lot of apartments do allow pets, but they tend to cost more or be older. Mine, unfortunately, doesn't allow them. I've been regretting that fact for a long time now. ;__;
taishitaishi on January 5th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
Why buy a cat in Tokyo when there are so many strays to adopt. Jessica and I saw many lonely friendly strays through out the city. I took pictures of most of them (I love cats). Most of them looked like they wanted a home, a few would come up to us when we meowed them, probably looking for food.

You just need to get a vet to check them out. How much are vets over there? Surely they must be less then $1000 even with some flea and ear mite medication added to the visit (common stray cat problems).
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 5th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it's far cheaper that way. But adopting a stray cat can have a lot of problems, and people in Japan usually get pets more for the fad or the 'cuteness' than anything. I personally wouldn't mind at all, or get one from the shelter if they have them.
-: Alan // Whatstringalchemist on January 5th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
.... *____*;;
Junebug: kaoru pr0n plzaimaru on January 5th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
i'd so pay.
Amiya: Aiba Hiroki #2xamiyax on January 5th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
Wow...I'm speechless...
Chiakichiaki777 on January 5th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
Ahh, so it's a bonafide cat house.
Raynermundist on January 5th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
Tokyo is dirty? Are you sure it's Tokyo? I have two words for you, Sigmund Freud.

The only coincidence -I- see between the Luchadore mask and egg yolks is than both happened to be yellow.

Again...Sigmund Freud. =P
Melissa D. Johnsonmippa on January 5th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
Been there, done that, in both Ikebukuro and Odaiba.

You can come to my apartment and play with KITTENS for FREE.
arlieth on January 6th, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
Nekobukuro... LOLOLOL

Yeay Kabuki-cho... well, getting lost from Shinjuku and wandering into seedy back-alleys with lots of imported Benzes and BMWs belong to burly men in suits. Oops.