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An immersive experience of sensual Japanese culture
Feeling open-minded? Join us, and become a character exploring the hedonism, transgression and unabashed naughtiness of ancient Edo period Japan. Welcome to the pleasures of the Floating World.
T A K A Y O recreates a mysterious teahouse in the twisting alleys of an ancient red light district. Step over the threshold and be instantly transported to a strange and fascinating world. A place where, from the 17th through to the 19th century, Japanese people enjoyed many forms of art and entertainment. And also indulged in extravagant and unashamedly erotic pursuits. Their adventures are recorded in the exquisite paintings and woodblock prints of the time. This is Ukiyo, also known as the Floating World.
Enter the Floating World and become one of the characters in our story. To immerse you in your role you will be dressed in full kimono attire in our red lantern room before being seated for a delicious Japanese evening meal. We then reveal the beauty, humour and passion of Shunga - the celebrated erotic art of Japan.
Edo period Japan embraced a unique view of sex and sensuality. Learn its rituals. Hear its secrets. And, perhaps, pick up a few tips on the art of seduction! Then enjoy the pleasure of tracing your own Shunga with a Japanese calligraphy brush-pen to create a unique, erotic illustration on a card for you to present to someone special.
What you need to know
Floating World is a new Japanese cultural immersive experience.
Enjoy a refreshing umeshu cocktail on arrival created with Choya Extra Years.
Have fun dressing up in a kimono in the private room inspired by the Yoshiwara pleasure quarter.
Savour delicious Japanese nibbles followed by a 3 course meal and a bowl of matcha tea at the end.
Learn the secret world of Japan through our presentation on Shunga.
Create a unique illustration with a Japanese calligraphy pen on card for yourself or for a special someone.
Take home your original card and a mini Shunga booklet.
COCKTAIL, CHOYA UMESHU EXTRA YEARS
Bowl of edamame beans, wasabi peas
SMOKEY MISO GLAZED AUBERGINE with sesame sauce - V/VG
OSHI SUSHI, salmon and avocado and wasabi mousse
OSHI SUSHI, avocado, cucumber and wasabi mousse - V/VG
CHICKEN KATSU, garlic curry sauce, cucumber dill pickles
TOFU KATSU, garlic curry sauce, cucumber dill pickles - V/VG
MATCHA TEA & TEA SWEETS
I now know why your event is so popular!
The atmosphere is brilliant, the night has been hilarious, possibly the funniest and most mortifying moment of my life
2018 : THE EDITOR'S PICK
CONde nast Traveler
8 Cazenove Road N16 6BD
Stoke Newington (Rail)
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