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I swear I am not making this stuff up. About a week ago, the Japan Times ran an article on an exclusive cabaret club in Tokyo's adult-entertainment area of Kabukicho, and this club's unique selling point is ... robots. Not cute, manga-type robots; not mecha; not industrial/rescue machines; but 3-meter tall "Sucker Punch" style Fembots that scare the life out of you with their Amazonian breasts and Uncanny-Valley type faces.

The club, named (naturally) Robot Restaurant, also features flesh-and-blood pole dancers who perform their routines on top of customized models of tanks and a B-52 bomber. This, according to the manager Dai Tokutake, represents the theme of "Josen" (women and war), a phrase coined by the club's owner, who insists on remaining anonymous.

The entrance fee is 4,000 yen, (about 200 dollars) which will get you a bottle of green tea, a box dinner of rice, vegetables, meat and fish, and one hour of batshit insanity.        

    BELOW: The tank and plane models, without the dancers. Photos courtesy of Rocket News 24. 


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Comment by John Paul Catton on October 23, 2012 at 12:20pm

Thanks for your comment, T. von! I think you need to study them a bit more.

Comment by Deven Science on October 23, 2012 at 12:03am

T. von, love your comment!

Comment by Cap'n Tony on October 22, 2012 at 9:20am

Gotta love Japan!

Comment by T. von Kramer on October 22, 2012 at 4:58am

Sorry, John Paul, I studied these photos long and hard but didn't notice a single tank, bomber, or robot. 

Comment by Docneg on October 21, 2012 at 10:06am

Not sure if I left Japan at the right time or the wrong time.  But this is so typical of the Japanese slant on spectacle and trendiness.

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