Japanese Viper Sake/Mamushi Sake: A Drink for Sex?
Last Tuesday night I had to go to the lavatory in a fairly busy and popular izakaya (sorry, I won’t tell you the name!) in Shizuoka City.
The « Mens » and « Ladies » were separate (important detail!).
I found this « notice » pinned on the wall at eye-level.
The notice says:
« Genki no nai Otoko ha mamushi sake! »/Viper Sake for people (men) not feeling energetic! »
This is real sake in which a snake was marinated!
The note says above that you should be careful not too drink too much, or you will suffer from nosebleed (Japanese men supposedly go through this predicament when their libido is overstimulated!).
Actually, orders are limited to a single glass. It had better work as it costs a whopping 22 US$!
Last, but not least, as if men needed more incentive, they added a picture of a « well-endowed » man (face not shown!) wearing snake skin pants!
N.B.: A lady friend in our party told us later that there was nothing hanging on the wall inside the ladies’ facilities!
January 5th, 2008. Numazu City. Taken by R-G. M.
Someone will have to explain me!
November 29th, 2008. Shziuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo. Taken by R-G. M.
You’ve been warned!
LABEL, LALE, BRRR….
November 25th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajo. Taken by R-G. M.
PERVERT CARROT COUPLE?
November 13th, 2008. At home. taken by R-G. M.
A very small male for a large female?
GRATING ON YOUR HAIR?
June 2nd, 2008. Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku. Taken by R-G. M.
I know that someone can grate on your nerves, but grate on your hair?
February 27th, 2008. Shizuoka City, Oote machi. Taken by R-G. M.
A way to replace a sore sight (vacant land in the very middle of the city) with another sore sight!
February, 23rd, 2008. Shizuoka City. At home. Taken by R-G. M.
Daikon/Japanese Radishes do come in various forms and shapes, and the Japanese do have a predilection for those weird finds!
DEAD END ROAD
February 1st, 2007. Shizuoka Shi, Aoi-Ku, Asabata. Taken R-G. M.
When work stops because of (planned?) bad policy!
What’s the Hell?
March 1st, Shizuoka City, Suruga Ku. Taken by R-G. M
A church? Nope!
A love hotel? Nope!
A wedding hall? Yup!
Nominated for the Shizuoka bad Taste Award Of The Year? You can bet!
A Dog’s Life?
February 23rd, 2007. Shizuoka City, Aoi-Ku, Mizuochi Intersection. Taken by R-G. M
A new business idea for Tour Companies?
February 3rd 2007,Shizuoka City, Mizuho (from my window) by lojol
Horror from Down Under an Further
February 10th, 2007: Waji Izakaya, Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Hattori. By R-G. M
2 Kiwis and an Ozzie: can you guess?
Hint: check the hakka
I wonder who might felt prejudiced, the writer or the reader?