We have this book at home called Love Hotels, with pictures, by Misty Keasler, of Japanese love hotels, which are places in Japan where you can rent a room on a short term basis for the purpose of gittin’ it on.
These hotels are often elaborately and/or bizarrely decorated. On room has what look like bamboo walls, an X for manacling up your lover, and a basket of magazines. And that’s it. Another looks like this:
While another room has a bathtub that looks like this:
Um…I think the bathtub is watching us…
What I’m trying to say is that the Japanese are weird. They also watch porn in public, but when we sent a wedding picture of ourselves kissing to my husband’s Japanese relatives, they implied that they found it racy.
Here’s some more evidence. A reel of Japanese commercials. Number three is by far the weirdest. WHAT IS IT FOR? I can’t even guess, and am afraid to.
Japanese commercials are also a thing for many an American celebrity. They head over there and pocket a chunk of change for schilling products you’ve never heard of (though sometimes it’s for products you do know. Beyoncé did one for Crystal Geyser, which is not a female porn star famous for her ejaculation skills but a brand of water), like Bruce Willis did for this um…credit card company?
(Commercial reel via Blame it on the Voices)