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WEIRDEST FETISHES AT JAPANESE CLUB NIGHT: TOKYO KINK ALTERNATIVE PARTY, DEPARTMENT H. BODY MODIFICATIONS.


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Muahaha! Very soon, I’ll be reunited with Evil Queen Yukiro Dravarious. (If you forgot, I’m in Tokyo for a Fuel / Discovery / National Geographic travel TV show; details in this post.)

Yukiro and my First Mate Naomi recently nightcrawled at Department H, Japan’s kinkiest club night. Here’s his vivid report of what went down.

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My fashion inspiration for the party was the 80s cartoon Rainbow Brite. So I did my own crazed costume version of it, with rainbow eyeshadow, leg warmers and nail art (of course). I also designed my rainbow lashes myself.

Naomi and I started the night with a bang, at the crazy puppet restaurant Kagaya. Which you can read all about in La Carmina’s fabulous book of Tokyo’s craziest theme restaurants. After, we met up with other friends to go to a secret fetish birthday party in Ebisu.

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Around midnight, we turned our backs to the dark and gloomy, and entered a more erotic, glamorous and extravagant world: Department H. It’s by far the most outrageous club I know of. And where else would I go in this ridiculous rainbow witch outfit?

The entrance fee is rather high, especially if you don’t dress up (about 5000 yen). But if you’re in fierce Queen fashion or have a high quality coordinate, you’ll get in for 3000 yen.

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The event starts with a Killer Drag Queen fashion show, which always blows me away. You are allowed to bring your own booze to the club; since they have no alcohol license, they’re not allowed to sell it. Therefore you should stock up before you go in.

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There’s always a weird variety of people there. Everything from gigantic monsters, fierce drag queens, naked bitches and Tokyo Decadance staff. Not to mention the creepy full-body sized doll-persons. This time, they showed some amazing anime in between the performances.

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The queue outside was enormous, I never saw so many people waiting to get in. I’m happy the fetish party is doing so well. Kinema Club has other events on the first Saturday of each month, which draw a lot of the same alt crowd.

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One negative point is the “shokai,” where people get up on stage to introduce a club, event or activity… this process takes forever. Two drag queen MCs say bitchy comments to everyone who dares enter the stage.

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One crazy new body modification that they introduced was… getting a hole drilled in the cranium! I’m not sure why you’d like that. But why not?

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Deparment H’s motto is “Don’t ask, just come” — and I think that sums up this party pretty well.

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Arigato Yukiro for your colorful narration. He and I will be all over Tokyo in July-August, so you can expect more Evil Queen-ness on the blog soon.

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For previous coverage of Department H, and Tokyo’s best alternative/Goth/fetish parties, glance at my Japan club guide. There are maps, contact info and more. (Here’s Porta Porco, bartender and performer at Decadance Bar, on the train home.)

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Do you find Japan’s underground kink culture disturbing, fascinating, invigorating? What other strange body modifications have you heard of? Did you find Waldo in the photos?

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20 Comments

  1. Posted July 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    cool! See you!!

  2. Posted July 21, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Insane ;)

  3. Posted July 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    fetish? s&m? you’re talking my language girl. :D

  4. Posted July 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    YUKIRO! So adorable an outfit!

  5. Posted July 22, 2011 at 4:03 am | Permalink

    great i love your style

  6. Posted July 22, 2011 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    COOL!

  7. Posted July 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    too bad there are no photos of the drilled skulls lol”

    • Posted July 22, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

      haha there were… but I didn’t post :P

      • Posted July 23, 2011 at 6:47 am | Permalink

        haha! yeah, why didnt you >P?

  8. Posted July 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    hey do you guy update about jrock in seattle,because i’m in the area and would love to know when some bands from japan make it out here!:D

  9. Posted July 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Scary but awesome XD

  10. Posted July 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    use to it been with a couple Japanese males in my life

  11. Posted July 23, 2011 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    Waaaaah! greatness!

    • Posted July 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

      Yayy thanks for the report!

  12. Posted July 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    You look lovely! I wish my closet looked half as bright as yours does!

    • Posted July 25, 2011 at 7:48 am | Permalink

       its a nightmare to get out once you get in XP

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