Kabukicho is now full of ads for this new (?) host club called Smappa!, which seems a blatant rip-off of SMAP, the boy band now entering middle-age. The Smappa ad for Shun-kun above hilariously promises 夜のロハス, night-time lohas.
Lohas means Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability, and applies to a 30 something female demographic. What has made hairspray and men’s make-up sustainable? I think actually, like the club name, it is a blatant attempt to connect with larger pop culture themes (like a bad porn title that mimics a Hollywood blockbuster).
From their incredibly complete Smappa! website, I have borrowed these staff images. Scroll to the bottom to see their onsen/ryoukan holiday. These boys are well-documented. Check their Smappa website for more!
what’s a “cleak staff”. do women go there , too?
mads, the “host” clubs are for *women* clients only. both hostesses and the older wives of rich men who are bored and lonely frequent these clubs.
in japan, looking like a tranny signals that you are a heterosexual male, and many women find that look attractive.
cleak staff? i have no idea what they mean. it’s BAD english.
I wonder, if you or any man were to enter a host club, would they turn you away? They are way too hot to pass up–if I was a guy, I’d try to go.
Luckily I’m a girl. :3
Also, your “looking like a tranny signals that you are a heterosexual male” is dead on!
T.T I have reason to believe there are no host clubs in Taiwan… I won’t give up though! I found two maid cafes! Host club is not far behind!
I am hoping to go with a certain foreign geisha friend to a host club to celebrate the end of the year (and her lsat exam). In a bad economy, I don’t think they are turning away customers (^_-)
Any one I know? (^^) I’ve been trolling around google Japan for some definitive info on this