Nyotaimori is a Japanese restaurant which serves sushi and sashimi on the naked body of women. The name literally means the “female body plate.”

Nyotaimori is a well-accepted and practiced tradition in Japan.  It is recognized as an art form in Japan and has been a part of the Geisha culture dating back to hundreds of years back. It is based on the idea that sushi is made to delight the eyes as well as the palate.  Sushi making is an art form and an artful presentation is the goal.

Before becoming a living sushi platter, the person is trained to lie down for hours without any movement. She or he must also be able to withstand the prolonged exposure to the cold food. Before service, the individual is supposed to have taken a bath using a special fragrance-free soap and then finished off with a splash of cold water to chill the body down somewhat for the sushi.

(JPN)