When you think of Japanese pop culture, you can’t overlook the sometimes perverse underground culture that is spread all over Japan. Back in the 1980s, Japan saw a rise in the amount of “bottomless” cafes where women often worked without panties and offered customers strategic views with well-placed mirrors and fans.
However, Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara put a stop to many of the adult areas around Tokyo. But to this day, the idea of the bars from the 80s still can be found around Tokyo… just at a toned down level.
Pan Kissh is one of those bars found Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district. They offer their drinks at ¥1,000, 3 times the cost you will find for a similar coffee. Like a penthouse apartment, you are paying for a pleasant view. Entrance into Pan Kissh cost ¥3,000. Once inside, you can buy poker chips to use as “tips” for the waitresses, and in return, they will make a mundane task of pouring a drink seem like something you can’t wait to see.
If you are a visual person, I have dug up a video showing what goes on inside the doors Pan Kissh. Read the rest of the story to see.