Today was dedicated to a girl named Rie, a beauty student from provincial Tokyo. We first did some shooting in my hotel room, to warm up, before moving on to one of Tokyo’s infamous “love hotels.”
There’s hardly a block in the city where you won’t find one, and I just have to admire the concept for these places. You bring your partner, mistress, or escort, pay $20 per hour and then choose your preferred setting: The “Galaxy Room” complete with Darth Vader costume, or if you’re into stewardesses maybe a flight attendant uniform for your girl before you take her to the “Cockpit.” Or, like we did, dress her up as a geisha and put her in the “Chinese room.”
It came supplied with lubrication, video lights, and a PS3 :-)
All in all it was a good day in an incredible location, and Rie was the perfect muse who really enjoyed the role play. Tomorrow we’re meeting up with Yone, considered by many to be the #1 photographer in Japan right now. If all goes well, he says he will pull some strings for us. Let’s hope all goes well!
Stay tuned for more of our adventures in Edo...