It started in 1978 with an ordinary coffee shop near Kyoto. Word
spread that the waitresses wore no panties under their miniskirts.
Similar establishments popped up across the country. Men waited in
line outside to pay three times the usual coffee price just to be
served by a panty-free young woman. Within a few years, a new craze
took hold: the no-panties "massage" parlor. Increasingly bizarre
services followed, from fondling clients through holes in coffins
to commuter-train fetishists. One particularly popular destination
was a Tokyo club called "Lucky Hole" where clients stood on one
side of a plywood partition, a hostess on the other. In between
them was a hole big enough for a certain part of the male anatomy.
Taking the Lucky Hole as his title, Nobuyoshi Araki captures
Japan's sex industry in full flower, documenting in more than 800
photos the pleasure-seekers and providers of Tokyo's Shinjuku
neighborhood before the February 1985 New Amusement Business
Control and Improvement Act put a stop to many of the country's sex
locales. Through mirrored walls, bed sheets, the bondage and the
orgies, this is the last word on an age of bacchanalia, infused
with moments of humor, precise poetry, and questioning
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