August 15, 2007

Back to Akibahara

  The Kyoto trip was delayed untill tomorrow in part because Bob (who feels he is not mentioned on the blog enough) wanted to rest his leg after having taken a fall in Kamakura, and in part because I needed to take care of some things at a bank. The latter took a LOT longer than anticipated because the directions that we got were missing cruicial datta points that had been replaced with bad data. (by we of course I mean Bob...who is scarcely ever mentioned on this blog, and me). After getting that sorted out, Bob and I went to Akibahara which was just two stops away by train.

At the station we were greeted by the usual entourage of french maids, catgirls, schoolgirls...or at least young ladies in school uniforms and nuns in dubious habits...all passing out flyers for some local biddness...

Now on the two previous visits to this station these young ladies did NOT want their picture taken and frankly I'm not going to press the issue, but today was a special treat as one of the young ladies was enthusiastically posing for photographs and not hiding her face in any way....

After that Bob suggested that we make use of my very limited Japanese to help him find an item that he (Bob) had been looking for. So we walked over to a store which, despite having ADULT TOY-STORE in front of it appeared to be a used electronics store.

 I asked Bob (did I mention I was with Bob?) what he was looking for and he replied...."Cat ears"

He then led me to the stairs in the back of the store ....stairs that lead to a whole different sort of store , one more in keeping with the sign outside...

Now I'm not exactly completely innocent with regards to this stuff, but this store sells....things...I mean...


This was a narrow crammped multifloor sex shop with fetishes roughly categorized by floor. Now in theory this is a place where healthy couples can get things to help tittilate and bring each other pleasure....but most floors seemed to involve equipment for rather more narcissistic fun.Even by the standards of such places this was a seedy, sketchy hole in the wall.

Literally, a hole in the wall in the back of an electronics store.


Bob is here in part on business and without the help of Bob I'd never have been able to swing this trip. I owe Bob big for a myriad of things over the years. He needs to get special order items for his store and evidently someone wanted cat ears....go figgure.

So looking both ways to ensure my entry into the den of shame was not observed. I marched into the dank place (after looking both ways yet again) and began crawling up the narrow staircase when I was startled by a loud noise behind me....ALL of the young ladies  from the station....they must work for this place because they ALL passed us on their way to what I assume was their dressing must have been shift change time...of course they muttered and giggled about the two gaijin pervs...


...saw us go into the perv store...

...laughed at us in said store... 

...and  me without a trenchcoat or  a fedora...

Oh the ignominy

Anyway after some false starts ("Cat ear fetish...not on those floors...but there are THINGS for sale") a " Sumemasen, nekomimi onegaishimasu?" and a bit of pantomime got the ears...just one pair....confirming that this was a special order.

As we left, I just had  to know....

"Bob" I asked (Bob is the fellow I came to Japan with...but never mention on this case you were wondering) "I've got to know....WHO at the store ordered the cat ears?"

Bob...Oh they're for you.

Me: "Doowha?"

Bob: So you can give them to Steven Den Beste

Me: naneeewhowha?

Bob: "I read your blog....he asked for a catgirl maid....send him this and a set of instructions `Just add girl..and maid outfit`"

Me: "You are serious?"

Bob: "Sure....just mention me on your blog OK?"

Me: (expletives deleted)

True story

Stephen..some assembly is required.

And now for something we hope you'll really like.....

Just under 1-1 scale, can be yours for just about 10 grand....

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 07:38 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 I'm sure he'll be absolutely thrilled, thrilled I say.

Posted by: Will at Wed Aug 15 11:42:48 2007 (SOx9v)

2 Oooo!! Those are very beautiful.

Posted by: Marina at Wed Aug 15 13:33:23 2007 (z3dTy)

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