The parlor, which charged 10,000 for honban, or full service, was exceedingly successful, having brought in 360 million yen revenue over the previous 18 months.
Now, drools the magazine, a similar establishment is serving all comers just outside the North Exit of JR Ikebukuro Station.
Priced the same as Manzoku 99, the establishment, which is not named, employs voluptuous masseuses of comparable quality.
“After a shower, you head to one of five small rooms,” a regular tells the magazine, which prints a grainy black and white image of the three ladies in the parlor. “The service begins with a quick massage.”
Thereafter things escalate.
“Gradually, the touching becomes more intimate,” continues the regular, “and before you know it she’s blowing you.”
Much like Manzoku 99, business is good. The parlor is packed on weekends.
“You can also request for another girl to enter from a different room for a three-way,” says the regular. “Of course, there’s an extra charge for that.”
Under the law prohibiting prostitution, the provision of intercourse is illegal, which was the problem for Manzoku 99. For an assessment of the matter, Friday consults with a legal expert specializing in the fuzoku industry.
“If a shop pretends to be a massage parlor and allows customers to receive honban, it is a breach of the law,” says lawyer Ichiro Onishi. “In that case, management is subject to punishment.”
The moral of the story: Get over to Ikebukuro while the getting’s good. (A.T.)
Source: “Ikebukuro ‘Chugokujin bijo 1manen chika fuuzoku’ ni,” Friday (Oct. 3, pages 76-77)