A crackdown on a massage parlor for supplying sexual services to women occurs infrequently. So after weekly tabloid Shukan Jitsuwa (Dec. 6) got wind of the bust of such an operation in Yokohama earlier this month it dispatched a reporter to the scene.
On November 13, Kagacho Police Station took the manager of Hibiki, Hideo Takahashi, 51, into custody after a male masseuse carried out sex acts in a private room with a female customer over a two-hour period starting at approximately 2:45 p.m. on July 18 — a violation of the Law Regulating Adult Entertainment Businesses regarding location of prohibited business.
Takahashi has reportedly admitted to the most recent charges related to the supply of sexual services in a prohibited area. “There is no doubt that we have such services,” the suspect is quoted by police. He had previously been arrested for semi-indecent assault, a charge that is pending.
According to Hibiki’s Web site (since deleted), the parlor, which is located in Naka Ward, specializes in aroma therapy, reflexology, lymph drains (two hours for 13,000 yen), and detox sessions (18,000 yen for two and a half hours).
“If you are under the impression that strong stimulation is painful, you are wrong,” reads promotional literature for the shop. “A deep and rich application leads to a tender, gentle feeling. A drifting, floating pleasure spills all over you — and entirely via manual methods.”
Shukan Jitsuwa’s reporter discovered that the shop was not exaggerating its usage of hands-on techniques.
“From the start, the shop was indeed a basic aesthetic salon,” says a reporter for a national paper. “However, it started offering sexual services gradually, and the news spread widely by word of mouth. Women in their 40s and 50s frequented the place. The shop’s pricing was a bit high by aesthetic salon standards but with the sex services included it was a bargain. Hibiki has four shops total, including one in Higashi Totsuka.”
A typical treatment would begin with an oil massage and then escalate into more erotic endeavors.
“Takahashi (the manager) would say, ‘In our shop, we make sure the customers are completely satisfied,’ implying sexual satisfaction,” says the owner of a fuzoku (or sex-service) salon in the Kannai area. “He would also say that most of the middle-aged women could be brought to orgasm through the hand of the male attendant. However, for regulars, who come several times a week, they would become used to such treatment and a special mouth massage or the utilization of an electric vibrator would be necessary.
“After hearing of such a comprehensive service, some women would travel from quite far away to take part,” the fuzoku shop owner adds.
On November 22, Hibiki’s Web site announced that the shop had closed. Takahashi thanked his customers for their patronage over the past 13 years. “In these times, please love and cherish your body,” he wrote. (K.N.)
Source: “Zendaimimon no tekihatsu! Jukujo goyotashi datta Yokohama josei senyo ero massaaji ten ushio fuki saabisu,” Shukan Jitsuwa (Dec. 6, page 50)