‘Monster bar’ attracting customers


From The Japan News

Gaping mouths, gigantic horns, piercing slanted eyes—with more than 100 scary yet approachable “monsters” on the counter and shelves, customers cheerfully chat about monsters at a bar in Nakano, Tokyo.

Takao Nakano opened the Dai-kaiju Saron (big monster bar) in 2011 in a shopping arcade near JR Nakano Station, with the aim of turning it into a place similar to a mom-and-pop candy store, where children would get together.

Nakano, 51, who also works as a film director, opens the cafe-bar on Wednesdays and the second Saturday of each month, renting the space from an acquaintance on those days.

Mucho the hostess monster welcomes customers to the bar. Monster costumes and figures in the bar were made by Nakano’s friend, Piko-Piko, 45, a self-claimed “monster artist.”

READ MORE

MORE NEWS STORIES

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

BETTIE PAGE'S SECRET LIFE AS AN UNDERCOVER OPERATIVE IN 1950S HOLLYWOOD HAS BEEN DECLASSIFIED!

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Coming To Comics From Dynamite

Geek-O-Rama: One Way or Another

Popular posts from this blog

Godzilla 2: First Set Photos ... More Monsters?

UFO - Fighting Aliens In A Super Sexy Future!

World first! Breaking news! Godzilla himself finally revealed! A roar that shakes the Earth still, 20,000 years in the future!

Quark - From The Land Of Forgotten Television

BETTIE PAGE'S SECRET LIFE AS AN UNDERCOVER OPERATIVE IN 1950S HOLLYWOOD HAS BEEN DECLASSIFIED!

It's KISS Versus Giant Monsters From Outer Space In A Heavy Metal Smackdown

Red Alert: El Rey Network July 4th Godzilla Movie Marathon In Progress!

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Coming To Comics From Dynamite

"The Brain That Wouldn't Die" Being Remade In Oregon - First Images

Geek-O-Rama: One Way or Another

Popular posts from this blog

Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey A Sports Illustrated Swimsuit First! Three Covers; Three Cover Models

Top of the morning to ye today everyone is a little bit Irish

Notice To Godzilla Fans In Japan

"The Brain That Wouldn't Die" Being Remade In Oregon - First Images

Wonder Woman (1942-1986 1st Series DC) #191, December 1970 Issue - DC Comics

Godzilla 2: First Set Photos ... More Monsters?

UFO - Fighting Aliens In A Super Sexy Future!

A Millenial Reviews: ‘Star Trek’ Is a Blatant, Boring Rip-Off of ‘Star Wars’

A Gallery Of Sexy Halloween Costumes For 2015!

What Are Celebrities Doing For Halloween? - Part 1