Editor-in-Chief of Ore no Tabi Escort Reveals Conditions of Must-Visit Soapland Establishment | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Editor-in-Chief of Ore no Tabi Escort Reveals Conditions of Must-Visit Soapland Establishment

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It is said that there are more than 920 soaplands in Japan. What are the requirements for a great brothel that one “must visit at least once in one’s life”? (Image provided by Mr. Ikoma)

Last November, the manager of a soapland in Hiroshima City was arrested for violating the Anti-Prostitution Law. The charges were that they “provided a place where multiple female employees engaged in prostitution with unspecified male customers, knowing that they would be prostituting themselves to unspecified male customers. In other words, he was only operating a “normal business” as a soap, so why was he arrested?

The store had filed a proper report under the Entertainment Establishments Control Law. However, “sexual intercourse” is not included in the business content of soaps, which is allowed by law, and it is illegal. In other words, soap operators are in danger of being found in violation of the Anti-Prostitution Law at any time if the authorities are so inclined. In this case, two other men and a woman were arrested in February of this year on suspicion of receiving the proceeds from this establishment. It is possible that the arrest of this man and woman may have been the “main objective” in connection with other crimes.

Despite its precarious existence, the “high road” of the adult entertainment industry is still soapland. In the adult entertainment industry, where fads and fashions are constantly changing amidst booms and regulations, the type of business that has continued since the 1950s, when it was called “Turkish bath,” is already considered “traditional. There are several famous soap operators that are said to be “must-go once before you die. What kind of establishments deserve to be called “famous”? Akira Ikoma, editor-in-chief of the sex industry magazine “Ore no Tabi” (My Trip), tells us.

The common characteristics of famous stores are “good staffs,” “thorough training of girls,” and “history, tradition, and prestige. Just because the quality of the girls is high does not make it a great store. The male staff’s follow-up is essential.

The fact that the service content does not change from one girl to another is proof of thorough training. Education of girls includes not only service but also manners. In the famous stores, attentive aspects such as carefully folding a customer’s clothes or going to the playroom hand in hand are also thoroughly educated.

It is also essential for a great store to be run by a business-minded owner who always makes an effort to be a good businessman. Customers are naturally drawn to a restaurant that puts the customers first. And girls will come to work there, saying, “I want to work there. This is repeated over a long period of time, and history, tradition, and prestige are nurtured. A great store is not built in a day.

In the paid version of “FRIDAY GOLD,” Ikoma describes in detail, with stories from his own experiences, nine famous soap parlors, including “Japan’s Three Great Soap Parlors,” which are located throughout Japan from Hokkaido to Kyushu and are “must-visit places at least once before you die.

  • Profile of Akira Ikoma Akira Ikoma

    Pen name is "Master Ikoma. He is the chief editor of the "Ore no Tabi" series. His motto is to conduct thorough on-the-spot interviews, and he has completely explored all of the entertainment districts in Japan. As a freelance editorial reporter, he continues "Ore no Tabi" through articles in magazines and websites, as well as on his own SNS. He is the co-author of "Fuzoku no Gendai Shi" (A Modern History of Fuzoku) and "Rupo Nihon no Ijikai Chizu" (A Report on Japan's Different Worlds).

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