Welcome to Tokyo Love: Inside/Out ❤
This is the first post on this new photoblog. We’re going to explore together the love hotels in Tokyo – and possibly other cities of Japan.
You will find here photos of the hotels seen from the outside but – more importantly – also from the inside, featuring an amateur model. If you like beautfil lingerie, real sexy women, Japan underground culture and curvy shapes, please enjoy what is to be seen here. All the photos are taken by me, in real situation.
Follow us into the secrets of these tiny rooms of intimacy, places where, for a few hours and a few thousands yen, two lovers can get away from the bustling pace of the biggest metropolis in the world.
Stay tuned for the first photoshoot – in a colorful love hotel of Kabukicho, the red light district of Shinjuku in Tokyo.
About love hotels in Japan…
Source : Wikipedia
The history of love hotels (ラブホテルrabu hoteru) can be traced back to the early Edo Period, when establishments appearing to be inns or teahouses with particular procedures for a discreet entry or even with secret tunnels for a discreet exit were built in Edo and in Kyoto. Modern love hotels developed from tea rooms (chaya (茶屋)) used mostly by prostitutes and their clients but also by lovers. After World War II, the term tsurekomi yado (連れ込み宿lit. “bring-along inn”) was adopted, originally for simple lodgings run by families with a few rooms to spare. These establishments appeared first around Ueno, Tokyo in part due to demand from Occupation forces, and boomed after 1958 when legal prostitution was abolished and the trade moved underground.
The introduction of the automobile in the 1960s brought with it the “motel” and further spread the concept. Japanese housing trends at the time were characterized by small homes with sleeping areas being used as common areas during the day and, as a result, little opportunity for parents to privately engage in intercourse. Married couples therefore began to frequent love hotels. By 1961, there were around 2,700 tsurekomi inns in central Tokyo alone. Hotels of the time featured unusual attractions such as swings and vibrating beds. The Meguro Emperor, the first castle-style love hotel, opened in 1973 and brought in an average of approximately ¥40 million monthly.
In 1984, the Businesses Affecting Public Morals Regulation Law placed love hotels under the jurisdiction of the police. For that reason, new hotels were built to avoid being classified as “love hotels”; the garish, over-the-top, bizarre designs and features of the past were significantly downplayed. Beginning in the 1980s, love hotels were also increasingly marketed toward women. A 2013 study showed that couples’ selections of rooms at love hotels were made by women roughly 90% of the time. The Businesses Affecting Public Morals Regulation Law was amended in 2010, imposing even stricter limitations and blurring the line between regular hotels and love hotels. Keeping in mind legislation and a desire to seem more fashionable than competitors, an ever-changing palette of terms is used by hotel operators. Alternative names include “romance hotel”, “fashion hotel”, “leisure hotel”, “amusement hotel”, “couples hotel”, and “boutique hotel”.