Hayate the Combat Butler Chapter 544 Manga Review (Time for revenge!)

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Fundoshi Loin Cloth Gay Bar – Only in Japan

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Sure, you can get a drink in gay bar most anywhere in the world. Wherever there’s a gay nightlife, there are low-key bars, pulsating clubs, cruisy joints, and just about everything in between. But does your hometown have a gay bar where everyone must wear a fundoshi? At Zakoza Bulge Bar, in the Namba district of Osaka, you can have a gay experience that is both quintessentially Japan and definitely unforgettable.

Zakoza Bulge Bar pool with fundoshi-wearers.
Fundoshi wearers in the in-house pool at Zakoza Bulge Bar

What is a fundoshi, you say? It’s ok to ask. A fundoshi is a thin, cotton scarf-like swath of fabric that, when contoured, tied, and tucked just right, becomes an approximation of some very short, rather revealing short pants or even underwear that just ever-so-subtly might even be diaper redolent. Zakoza Bulge Bar has fundoshi available if you don’t have your own, and if you’re not sure how to put it on, someone will be happy to help.

Sign at the entrance of Zakoza Bulge Bar, Namba, Osaka, Japan.
Entrance sign to Zakoza Bulge Bar, Namba, Osaka

Zakoza Bulge Bar’s clientele are mostly in their 30s or 40s, but don’t let that be an impediment should you fall outside of the range. There are all you can drink plans as well (figure somewhere in the 3,000 range), but there’s also a base plan of 1,800 which includes two drinks if you arrive before 7pm, and just one drink if you arrive later. Additional drinks are 500 yen and up. The owner and clientele are very welcoming towards foreigners, so don’t worry about anything, little or small.

Drink course menu at Zakoza Bulge Bar, gay bar in Namba, Osaka, Japan
The drink course menu at the gay Zakoza Bulge Bar

The entrance to Zakoza Bulge Bar is on the second floor (exterior staircase), which is the floor where the bar and changing area is. It’s a long bar, and home-cooked food appears on it at around 10pm. It’s also a great place to ease into conversation, be it with the bartender or other customers.

Zakoza Bulge Bar lounge, for gay guys into fundoshi loin cloths, Osaka, Japan.
Zakoza Bulge Bar’s very laid-back lounge

Up on the second floor, there are a couple of lounge areas, one of which includes a big TV, making for an experience exactly like hanging out in someone’s living room with a bunch of people you don’t know that well. Except that they are wearing fundoshi. There are also mismatched sofas, a bit of a raunchy conversation, and drinks in everyone’s hands. It’ll all very collegiate somehow.

Rack of fundoshi at gay bar Zakoza Bulge Bar, Namba, Osaka.
The fundoshi rack, Zakoza Bulge Bar

Half of the third floor is an outdoor deck, and here you will find an above ground pool big enough for probably ten people to take a dip. This of course makes their fundoshi sheer, which may leave less to the imagination than their pre-dip state. On the third floor is also another indoor lounge area. There are plenty of places to lounge. How you cross or choose not to cross your legs is up to you.

Zakoza Bulge Bar's pool for fundoshi wearers, Osaka, Japan.
Zakoza Bulge Bar’s very own pool, Namba, Osaka

Some nights are not fundoshi nights (though Saturday always is), but some other theme that leaves you near nude. Zakoza Bulge Bar is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and is located at 2-3-23 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka.

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[日本劇場/日本橋] 日本傳統與現代動畫的有趣融合 來到日本橋明治座看表演 為外國人設計的無台詞劇場演出「SAKURA」

日本傳統與現代動畫的有趣融合 來到日本橋明治座看表演為外國人設計的無台詞劇場演出「SAKURA」
前些日子到了明治座欣賞了結合日本傳統藝術及動畫投影的劇場SAKURA。目前明治座也嗅到了訪日旅行客激增的潮流,但礙於不是每個喜愛日本的人都懂中文,於是為了宣傳日本文化、並吸引外國人來訪明治座,明治座設計了這樣一齣沒有台詞的劇場表演,不僅融合日本最為人注目的動漫以及COSPLAY,也在劇中穿插精采表演呈現日本傳統,不管是歌舞伎、太鼓、武士精神、扇舞等等,只要看這一次表演就能一次領略!
讓輸入法一直顯示”名製作”的”明治座”,是從明治時代就一直經營至今的劇場,主要演出的項目是以歌舞伎及演劇為主。比較特別的是,據說這裡的劇場中間會有兩次30分左右的休息時間,讓客人能夠到明治座所經營的食堂用餐或享用便當。不過這一次我們看的這個名叫SAKURA的劇場,或許因為是面向外國人的,因此就沒有這樣的安排。