When the Friday Fun Celebrates Tourist Traps

Hello all! I’ve been looking forward to the responses to last week’s #CensoringWatanabe and I wasn’t disappointed. I actually laughed out loud at some of these! Good job kiddos. I’ll see you next time Watanabe pisses off the fandom.

So anyway, idol cafes are a thing. The most famous is probably the AKB48 cafe, but we’ve also got fine dining from the likes of Chubbiness and a temporary Morning Musume cafe celebrating their 20th anniversary. (Now anyone heading to Japan soon knows where to eat and drink. You’re welcome.) Some of the more popular idols also have their own physical stores that you can enter and buy whatever tat you desire!

But don’t you wish there was some more of it, especially those targeted towards those of us in the alt-idol community? I mean sure, there’s that WACK/Tower Records collaboration right now, but don’t you wish you could visit Momoland or Momoko Gumi Company for real? No? That’s probably a safe bet. Continue reading