TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the bust of a parlor in Shinjuku Ward that allows male customers to sniff odors of school girls in private rooms, reports TBS News (Oct. 16).
Officers took Keiten Izuchi, the 33-year-old manager of parlor Pure Doll JK Community, and one other employee into custody for allegedly employing minors in violation of the Labor Standards Act by allowing a male customer smell the body of a 17-year-old employee attired in her underwear on October 2.
Pure Doll JK Community, located near JR Takadanobaba Station, is a so-called joshi kosei, or high-school girl (abbreviated as “JK“), parlor in which the female employees change clothing in what is termed “costume play,” or cosplay.
In recent years, police have been cracking down on such parlors in the Akihabara district of Chiyoda Ward.
Izuchi has reportedly admitted to the allegations. “With the police and media making noise (about Akihabara), I thought I’d try Takadanobaba,” the suspect is quoted by police.
The menu for the establishment indicates that conversation is the basic service provided. However, options allow customers to select costumes, sniff the odor of the attendant’s hair and receive a slap in the face.
Fees at the parlor are priced at 1,000 yen for every five minutes.
According to TV Asahi (Oct. 16), the establishment employs approximately 30 school girls and has earned 10 million yen in revenue over the past three months.
Officers also seized a number of costumes, including school-girl uniforms, gym clothes and maid outfits.