Please refresh the page and retry. J apan's first "naked restaurant" will be far less inclusive than its London counterpart when it opens its doors next month, imposing strict weight and age limits on its prospective patrons. And anyone expecting full nudity with their hors d'oeuvres will be disappointed as well; diners are going to be issued with paper underwear for their meal. The Amrita , which takes its name from the Sanskrit word for immortality, is due to open in Tokyo on July 29, but has listed a number of regulations on its web site that fly in the face of the ethos of other naked restaurants, whose founders say the entire concept is for people of all shapes and sizes to eat out au naturel. T o add insult to injury, the management reserves the right to fetch a pair of scales for anyone they believe is a borderline case and eject the overweight. And with reservations and payment made in advance, violators of the weight rules will not be entitled to a refund, the website states. T he traditional diet of Japanese people - high in vegetables, rice and seafood - means the nation has been one of the most healthy, long-lived and slender, although a more recent shift away from those staples means obesity is a growing problem here. The ideal for women, however, remains the willowy and demure look. T attoos are also a no-no, the rules state, an echo of Japanese society's association of skin art with its "yakuza" underworld groups. Guests are also asked not to "cause a nuisance" to other guests by touching other diners or making uninvited small-talk.
Tokyo diners will be able to eat almost naked as long as they meet some strict criteria on appearance. Full nudity is off the menu, with guests to be issued with paper underwear. And if you are overweight or over 60 your chances of dining at the restaurant are slim. The pop-up dining experience is due to open in Tokyo on July 29 under the name Amrita, which stems from the Sanskrit word for immortality. But many eager to eat in the buff could find themselves rebuffed at the door as the Tokyo management have laid down stringent entry rules which they will go to some lengths to maintain. The age limit is 18 to 60 and anyone more than 33lbs over the average weight for their height will be asked not to make a reservation. Those who do turn up with tickets and appear overweight could face the embarrassing ordeal of being weighed and rejected with no ticket refund. Guests can see the guidelines clearly on our homepage. We are aiming for a sort of Roman aesthetic, like the beautiful paintings you see in museums.
Sad news for those who are overweight, elderly and tattooed as you won't be able to enjoy a naked dining experience. Japan's first ever naked restaurant is set to open soon and the "Adam and Eve-style banquet" is making it clear that the diners need to meet some strict criteria on appearance, the Independent reported. Japanese diners have already shown they are keen with tickets, ranging in price from 90 pounds for a meal to pounds for food and dance show, sold out for several nights including the opening one. Rules on the restaurant's website state: "We ask anyone more than 15 kg above the average weight for their height to refrain from making a reservation.
The Amrita, named for the Sanskrit word for "immortality," is scheduled to open July 29 in Tokyo, following on the clothes-free heels of similar nude dining experiences in London and Australia. The Tokyo eatery's website lists some important differences from its overseas counterparts, including bans on tattoos, people over the age of 60 and anyone whose weight is 33 or more pounds over the "average body weight" for their height. The website says customers will not be completely nude for their meals, instead trading in their street clothes for "paper underpants" provided by the establishment.