Saturday, April 27, 2013

Naked Sushi

How many times in your lifetime do you get to eat sushi off a person's body? For me, never! It sounds a little wacky, but for some, especially Asians, it's serious stuff. It's a form of artistry. Believe it or not, it's becoming popular here in the States. From what I've heard, it takes almost two hours to prepare a model's body for the event. A body must be scrubbed, all hair removed, make up applied, and waxed down to look extra slick. Models lie down and then the private parts of the body are covered with flowers and bamboo leaves before the sushi is placed strategically. Many models are said to go into a trance-like state as "preparation" to lie there while people eat from her/his body.

Models aren't allowed to speak to patrons and they're encouraged to not speak to the models. Mirrors and candles surround the model to give it that certain "feel." No hands permitted, only chopsticks. A pitfall? As the party begins, so does the liquor. Stabbings with chopsticks can and does occur. One question I have...If the raw fish sits for too long on a warm body, will it go bad?

Picture: by James Tran.

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