Japan fetish club, hook suspension & extreme body modifications: Club Idea in Kobe.
UPDATE – see the full guide to visiting Gothic & Fetish Bar Idea here!
My friend John Skeleton submits this photo of Idea, a Kobe subcultures and fetish bar, where hook suspension and play piercings take place. He writes:
IDEA is a dark sanctuary created by Japanese kinbaku artist Midori, located in the beautiful city of Kobe, Japan. No stranger to the world of the occult, Midori holds special “Sabbats” for each of the eight festivals on the Neopagan Wheel of the Year. On such nights, ladies may enter free of charge, and the eve is filled with decadent rituals and nameless rites.
The darkened space sees a full range of guests, from the curious spectators to the hardened connoisseurs, representing all ranges of the social spectrum — an atmosphere reminiscent of a fin-de-siècle London salon.
For more, see LaCarmina’s Japan Goth clubs guide.