15,000 yen for 45 minutes…The true feelings of underage girls working in Kabukicho’s “backstage sex industry
The reality of Piena, as depicted by a writer who is currently a student at Keio University. 4 years after Reiwa, Kabukicho is now ...... No.35
A “back-up sex establishment” is now attracting attention in Kabukicho. It is located in a building on Shinjuku Kuyakusho Dori, one of the main streets. In this place, there is an illegal sex industry that offers “masturbation” without regard to the Entertainment Establishment Law.
Many of the people working in the ‘backstreet sex industry’ are foreigners, but I was surprised to see many young, pretty Japanese girls here,” he said.
Satoshi (pseudonym, 30), a bar staff member, who actually went to this “back sex club” recently, says so.
It was originally an esthetic salon that was converted into a sex establishment, but to be honest, it was not very clean. There was a man smoking all the time at the reception desk, and there was a line of carry-on cases near the entrance that looked like girls’ luggage. The toilets and showers were in shambles.”
The price was 15,000 yen for 45 minutes. At the entrance to the store, located on the upper floor of the building, you look at an album containing pictures of girls and pick the one you like. After paying the fee to the male clerk, the girl is called, taken to the shower room, and then the play begins.
The girls are called to the shower room, and then the play begins. It was almost like a massage parlor, with only partitions and curtains as partitions, so I could normally hear the customers next to me moaning.”
He said that condoms were piled under the pillows in the playroom.
I was told there was a rubber, but during the play, the girl asked me, ‘How about raw for 10,000 yen? I was told there was a rubber, but during the play, the girl asked me, ‘How about raw for 10,000 yen? When I asked, it seemed that the girl was only getting 5,000 yen out of the 15,000 yen.” I heard that you have to do “optional” things to make money.”
Among the girls who work in this back-room brothel, there are not a few who are underage. They have run away from home, have no place to live, and are sleeping in this brothel.
I was scared when I heard the story from the girls. They say they sleep with all kinds of customers, on mattresses that are not really beds.
The girl who served Satoshi was doing “stand-up” in Okubo Park when the owner approached her and asked if she wanted to work for him.
I wondered where these backstreet brothels get their girls from, but I was strangely convinced. No decent brothel would hire a minor. Runaway girls who can’t afford hotel bills may have no choice but to work here, even if the pay is low.
Some of the girls use the money they earn to go to host clubs, but they don’t make that much money to begin with, so they don’t have much fun.
However, there were quite a few customers other than myself,” she said. Before I entered the club, there were three girls, and when I left, there were four girls. I went there based on the information on SNS, and this backstreet entertainment business is spreading quite well by word of mouth as well. I think it is very rare to find a back-room sex club where you can have sex with young Japanese girls.
When the author interviewed people in Kabukicho about backstage sex, information came out one after another, such as “there is a store where all the girls live in a playroom” and “there is a ‘street ochiya’ where girls stand in line on the street for two hours and then you can choose one of them. Even if this store were to be exposed, similar stores would probably appear soon.
Born in Tokyo in 2000. After attending an integrated school in Tokyo from elementary school to high school, he went on to Keio University. 15 years old, he has been going to Kabukicho and has a wide range of personal connections. At university, he is studying the sociology of the downtown area, including Kabukicho.
His book, ” Pien” to shakai” (“The Disease of ‘Pien’: Consumption and Approval of the SNS Generation”), is now on sale.
Reporting and writing： Sasaki Chihuahua Photographed by： Takayuki Ogawauchi