Fetish Festival 23: An English Guide to Tokyo’s Kinkiest Fall Event

by Huda

Looking for a chance to fly your freak flag in Tokyo this September?

Fetish Festival (aka FetiFes) in Nihonbashi, Tokyo is the convention that you’ve been waiting for! Established in 2013, the 23rd iteration of FetiFes on September 17th, 2023 from 12:00-18:00 (12pm-6pm) promises to honor the event’s 10th anniversary with amazing guests and events.

Even if you’re vanilla in your sexual preferences, FetiFes has something for you! Fans of tattoos, hard rock, horror, alternative fashion, and cult media also gather at this event. From subculture veterans to complete novices, FetiFes encourages anyone 18 and over to attend and explore their interests. This article will cover the basics of what you need to know to enjoy FetiFes 23 to the fullest!

Buying tickets and entering the event hall

FetiFes 23 will take place in the Mensho Kaikan, an event hall in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi neighborhood. Event tickets can be pre-ordered via ticketing portal eplus, and same-day tickets will also be sold in front of the event hall.

Signage and main entrance of the Mensho Kaikan. Image credit: Isshin Ittai via Ameblo.

Located in an area with ample public transportation, the Mensho Kaikan can be easily reached via the following train routes (walking times are approximate):

From Ningyocho Station (Hibiya Line, Toei Asakusa Line): From Exit A4, the Mensho Kaikan is a 6-minute walk away.
From Bakuro-yokoyama Station (Toei Shinjuku Line): From Exit A3, the Mensho Kaikan is a 6-minute walk away.
From Higashi-nihombashi Station (Toei Asakusa Line): From Exit B2, the Mensho Kaikan is a 6-minute walk away.
From Bakurocho Station (Sōbu Line Rapid Train): From Exit 1, the Mensho Kaikan is a 9-minute walk away.
From Kodemmacho Station (Hibiya Line): From Exit 2, the Mensho Kaikan is a 7-minute walk away.

Feel free to refer to this map!

Map of area surrounding the venue. Image credit: Mensho Kaikan via official homepage. Station name transliterations, etc. by author.

Upon reaching the Mensho Kaikan, attendees will need to provide identification to verify their age. We recommend bringing at least one of the following items:

  • A driver’s license
  • A passport
  • A Japanese residence card
  • A Japanese My Number card

Many vendors at FetiFes will only accept cash, so try to bring plenty of yen! There is a Family Mart convenience store with an ATM less than a minute away from the venue. Consider stopping there if you’re low on funds, or even if you just want a bite to eat. No munching inside of the event hall, though. Most convenience store ATMs accept foreign cards.

Entrance of the Nihonbashi Sanchome FamilyMart. Image credit: t s via Google Maps.

Upon purchasing a ticket, you will receive a wristband that you must wear during your time at the event. If you need to step outside for any reason, showing the wristband to a staff member will allow you to re-enter the venue. Unlike previous iterations of FetiFes, FetiFes 23 will run continuously from 12:00 until 18:00 with no mandatory afternoon break.

Spicy cosplay is allowed, but genitalia and non-male nipples must be covered. Also, make sure to be decent whenever you’re outside of the event space. FetiFes is a non-smoking event, and you will need to carry outerwear and personal belongings with you at all times.

Navigating FetiFes and how to participate

Guest/vendor booths will be on the first, fourth, fifth, and sixth floors of the building, with the performance stage on the fifth floor. The third floor has a unisex/gender-free restroom and changing rooms, but is mainly restricted to guests/staff. Restrooms are on all floors excluding the fifth floor. Please refer to the floor guide below.

Here’s an important point to remember about FetiFes: Consent is key! Photography is allowed, but make sure to obtain permission from the subject(s) of your photos. Certain booths may allow to you to briefly experience being tied up, spanked, or hit with impact play tools. Staff at these booths will initiate any necessary physical contact themselves, so just follow their lead! Some booths/guests may hand out free promotional flyers or cards, but haggling for items is prohibited.

FetiFes guests and events

Here’s a brief description of guests and vendors who will have booths at FetiFes 23. Many guests will operate under circle names that differ from their own names. If you’re coming to FetiFes to see someone in particular, try using your browser’s “Find in page” function to search for their name. Please look forward to the special performance stage events, as well!

1st Floor

Liebe Siele: Leather BDSM goods and accessories.

Ahnitol: Fetish-themed and quirky ceramic accessories.

Asagomi: Indie brand selling mushroom soft vinyl figures and butt-themed accessories.

Makai no Kazetaka: Taxidermy and animal-themed accessories.

crazydevil: T-shirts, stickers, posters, and other accessories featuring erotic, hard rock-themed illustrations.

SWEET RUBBERBERRY: Posters, accessories featuring gothic, erotic horror illustrations.

SUNGUTS FACTORY: Fetish and alternative-themed soft vinyl (sofubi) figures.

Shishunki Marble: Apparel and accessories featuring sexy, colorful illustrations.

Kanemura: Accessories and fashion items featuring illustrations with a retro flair.

Yashio Adult Museum: An exhibition of sex dolls normally displayed in an adult museum in Yashio, Saitama Prefecture.

CrimsonCrow: Leather fashion collars with FetiFes-exclusive discounts.

Romelo: Leather collars and accessories with cute, colorful designs.

Dr. Feelgood: Medical-themed, punk accessories with an erotic edge.

Yukineko * Love and Sex Fortunes: Fortune teller Yukineko offers love and sex-related fortunes. Erotic tarot cards also for sale.

deathorder: Ilustrations featuring gore and grotesque themes. Stickers, T-shirts, and accessories for sale.

Eyeball Shop medamadara: Leather earrings, keychains, and other accessories featuring eyeball designs.

Emai Komotoda: Manga artist who mainly draws erotic works. Will draw manga-style caricatures.

Senno Knife/Tyrellsha: Manga illustrated by artist Senno Knife. Retro and gothic themes with large-eyed female characters.

Shintaro Kago: Manga artist who helped popularize the eroguro genre. Will draw caricatures.

4th Floor

Girls R in Tokyo: Fetish model and artist Habiko Hararabi. Will appear alongside fetish model Ryuupe.

Ankokudaimaou Group: Indie group (aka a “circle”) producing cosplay photo collections.

Forest of Perversion (FetiFes/FFGN Official Booth): Booth featuring the FetiFes Girls and FetiFesN (trans and crossdressing) models, official representatives of FetiFes. Photo opportunities available.

Miss Dental Hygienist’s Weekend ☆: Gravure/cosplay photos for sale. Model Koharu Akiyama also works as a dental hygenist.

326 (Mitsuru) and Friends: Board games, T-shirts, comics, etc. featuring bright, colorful eroguro illustrations.

Ichika Mogami: Booth featuring AV actress Ichika Mogami. ROMs and photos for sale. Photoshoot opportunities available.

Tokyo Vipper: Fetish video producer featuring microbikinis, leotards, tights, miniskirts, swimsuits, and more.

Rinawa Club: Circle led by shibari artist Rina Yuzuki. ROMs featuring bondage, cosplay for sale.

Oshiririki: Circle lead by gravure idol Riri Kana. Photobooks, photoshoot tickets, and Polaroids for sale.

Resin Damascus: Leathercraft brand selling collars, lingerie, corsets, and more.

ROMANTIC PARADE: Accessory brand selling fantasy-themed horned headbands.

Nazo Eirian (Mysterious Alien): Photobooks and ROMs featuring cosplayer active in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Osake Niconico Park: Booth showcasing cosplay bar owned and operated by cosplayer/model GYAVA.

Hinatachanchi: ROMs, photos, and merchandise featuring cosplayer Hinata Natsuki in tight, patent leather clothing.

Mirei Mamiya: Merchandise and photos featuring gravure idol Mirei Mamiya.

Contortion Factory: Photos, merchandise, etc. featuring cosplayer and contortionist Hina.

C-ROCK WORK: Circle producing fetish-themed photobooks.

Perestroika Journal: Circle that publishes miscellaneous fetish-themed art and literature.

Mufuron: Indie producer of ROMS, photobooks that focus on the themes of calamity and tragedy.

Female Criminal Research Institute: Circle that researches and analyzes female criminals. Publishes and sells zines.

Armpit Hair Goddess: Booth featuring fetish model Mei. Photo opportunities and armpit-smelling experience.

Watermelon Sheep: Booth featuring adult VTuber/cosplayer Minori Natsume. Merchandise available.

Atelier Naminami: Booth featuring cosplayer Nami Minami in tight, patent leather clothing. Merchandise available.

Togenkyoyasan: Booth featuring AV actress/cosplayer Nonoka Sato. Photos/merchandise available.

June Lovejoy: Booth featuring AV actress/cosplayer/YouTuber June Lovejoy. Photos/merchandise available.

Nana’s Tail: Booth featuring cosplayer Nana Matsuoka. Photos/merchandise available. Paid fetish experiences.

Oomiya Workshop: Intricate leathercraft masks, costumes, and accessories featuring gothic themes.

Rope art fetish: Shibari gravure photos taken by rope artist Kazu, a student of Hajime Kinoko.

Boob University: Big Titty Studies: Booth featuring busty Fantia model Ai Minori.

Diapers THE WORLD: Circle led by diaper fetishist Crotch. Diapers, photobooks for sale. 1-minute photoshoot planned.

Kirari ★ From Below: Circle producing photobooks, etc. featuring legs and women in wet-and-messy, grotesque scenes.

Tsurupeta Laboratory: Circle producing ROMs, comics, and games depicting female villains being defeated.

5th Floor

Rakko Planning: Quirky BDSM candles, colorful whips, and other items for sale.

Ketsuya: Collaboration between circle Ketsugaku and painter Tetsuya Mishima. Artistic merchandise featuring butts.

YOMI nokuni. Clothing store: Custom clothing geared towards porn performers, strippers, and other kinky individuals.

Fechisu: Flyers advertising cult media for sale.

Asakawa General Hospital: Circle producing footage that simulates medical procedures from a fetishistic angle. ROMs, etc. available.

V&R Planning x Miracle ☆ Fetcheese: Booth where attendees can squat over a toilet and have panty shot photos taken from below.

Young Rope ~Riggers of the Next Generation~: Booth led by rope artist Yukiscream. Highlights the work of younger shibari riggers/rope artists.

MochiHaru: Pole dancing performances by AV actress Ayaka Mochizuki and dancer Haru Imaga.

Ego Sado: BDSM goods with a traditional Japanese flair. Bamboo/metal canes, paddles, charms, and more for sale.

Candle Play: Low-temperature BDSM candles for sale.

Totonawa: Bondage-ready rope sold by shibari rigger Totonawa.

Body Modification: Booth featuring journalist, photographer, and body modification enthusiast Keroppy Maeda.

Foot Torture Experiment: Circle creating games, comics, etc. that feature female characters that have the bottoms of their feet tickled and/or tortured.

ALT-FETISH: Latex clothing brand with items for sale and on display. Some items can be tried on.

Weapon Shop NEKO: Original leathercraft items and BDSM candles for sale.

6th Floor

Mion Hazuki and Shicamera-kun: Booth featuring AV actress Mion Hazuki and her cameraman. Merchandise, photo opportunities available.

Neko Mirin Brewery: Circle led by plus-size fetish model Nyaa-shi/Mirin Usukuchi. Photos/merchandise available.

withny: Online platform connecting adult streamers and fans. Syncs sex toys to livestreams.

Mukai Inc.: Event planning company owned and operated by AV actor Riku Mukai. Merchandise also available.

Makopee Works: Circle led by adult cosplayer Mako Sakuya. Photos/merchandise available.

Team DINO: Booth featuring AV actresses from talent agency DINO. Merchandise available.

Delicious Meru: Circle featuring models Runa Tsukinose, Mangetsu Kumo, Chuchu Nagomitei. Merchandise/ROMs available.

I Love Mio’s Boobs: Circle featuring model/cosplayer Mio Mitou. Photos/merchandise available.

Turning a Big-Bootied Girl Into a Pervert: Booth featuring AV actress Sawa Sasaki. Promoting independent project on

Sasa Handa: Booth featuring model, actress, and former AV star Sasa Handa. Photos/merchandise available.

Sayuna Yoruno Store: Booth featuring cosplayer/model Sayuna Yoruno. ROMs available.

I am I: Circle featuring masked fetish model I am I’m. Photos/ROMs available.

Ramu Asai’s Tight and Shiny Diaries: Circle featuring latex/leather fetish model Ramu Asai. Photos/ROMs available.

Ottotto Club: Circle led by fetish model/AV actress Oto Momose. Photos/merchandise available.

KiriTama: Beautiful Legs: Circle producing leg fetish content. Fetish-themed accessories for sale. Pantyhose wearing experience for attendees.

Star Plum: Circle led by cosplayer/model Ume Hoshino. Photos/ROMs available.

Oniko of Yamato ★ Good Luck Kamikaze Project: Booth featuring fortune teller Oniko. Fortunes/photos/merchandise available.

Urethra Torture Specialty Shop: Urethral sounding and CBT play items and magazines for sale.

Sayuri: Circle led by model Sayuri, a ghost who only appears in photos. Photos/ROMs available.

Fetish Stage: Circle producing videos that feature hardcore bondage and restraint play.

Karashi no Karashi: Circle led by latex model/cosplayer Nano Karashi. Photos/ROMs available.

Big Butt Girl Momochino: Circle led by big-butt fetish model Momochino. Photos/merchandise available.

Team nozomin’s: Circle led by AV actress Nozomi Kanae. Photos/merchandise available.

TOKYOZENTAI STYLE: Circle led by zentai (full-body suit) fetish group Tokyo Zentai Style. Merchandise available. Vacuum machine experience for attendees.

Big Booty Omochi-chan: Circle led by big-butt fetish model Omochi Takahashi. Photos/ROMs available.

Sakurako: Booth featuring petite, big-butt fetish model Sakurako.

Maria’s: Circle led by AV actress Maria Nagai. Photos/ROMs available.

Performance Stage Events (5th Floor)

Please note that tickets for stage events must be purchased separately on the fifth floor.

Succubus Cosplay Contest (13:15-13:45):

Six model contestants will style succubus-themed outfits featuring horned headbands from accessory brand ROMANTIC PARADE. They’ll pose and walk on the stage before the best outfit is chosen by a panel of judges. Photos/videos allowed.

Contestants: Yuka Hanyu, GYAVA, Mio Mitou, Rutapi, Chiroru-chan, Shione Mizuna

Hidden Big Butt Contest (14:15-15:00):

Led by Ketsugaku and Tetsuya Mishima, seven model contestants will compete in this contest to see who has the most voluptuous, yet hidden, butt. The contestants may look demure from the front, but whoever has the most astonishing view from behind will win! Special guest judges will declare the winner. Videos prohibited. Private photos allowed (posting on social media prohibited).

Contestants: Shiki Tachibana, Nina, Yurina, Aoi Tachi, Renge Shinomiya, June Lovejoy, Ramu Asai

Slightly Naughty Hero Show (15:30-16:00):

Featuring model Koharu Akiyama, this performance is the story of a superheroine who has to save the world from the evil clutches of perverted monsters! Photos allowed. Private videos allowed (posting on social media prohibited).

Riku Mukai’s Life Drawing Session (16:30-17:00):

AV actor Riku Mukai will imitate the poses of famous statues. Aspiring artists are welcomed to observe and sketch to their heart’s delight! Photos/videos prohibited. Riku Mukai will not be fully nude.

Useful Japanese phrases and words

You don’t have to be fluent in Japanese to enjoy FetiFes, but knowing even just the basics can elevate your experience. Here’s a reference list for when you want to ask questions, share your thoughts with others, or understand some kinky Japanese!

すみません。Sumimasen.Excuse me./I’m sorry.
これはいくらですか?Kore wa ikura desu ka?How much does this cost?
これお願いします。Kore onegaishimasu.I’d like this, please.
写真を撮ってもいいですか?Shashin o tottemo ii desu ka?May I take a photo?
ありがとうございます。Arigatougozaimasu.Thank you very much.
___はどこですか?________ wa doko desu ka?Where is ________?
(すごく) ____です!(Sugoku) ________ desu!You’re/This is (very) _________!
やめてください。Yamete kudasai.Please stop.
トイレ、お手洗いtoire, otearaitoilet, restroom
サークルsaakurucircle; an indie group that produces media, often to sell at events like FetiFes
グラビアgurabiagravure; a genre of sensual photos/videos that feature a scantily-clad model, similar to pin-up modeling
写真集shashinshuuphotobook, photo album
ROMas in “DVD-ROM”a DVD containing photos/video of a model; indie-produced, can also be digital
緊縛kinbakuthe Japanese term for rope bondage, aka shibari
ビンタbintaslap (e.g. across the face)
フェチfechifetish (somewhat less of a sexual connotation, close to “having a thing for” something)
性癖seihekisexual fetish/kink
あなたのフェチ/性癖は何ですか?Anata no fechi/seiheki wa nan desu ka?What are you into? OR
What is your fetish/kink?

From Tokyo Love District, we hope that you have an enjoyable, stimulating time at FetiFes 23! If you can’t make it this September, no worries! FetiFes is held annually in January, April, and September. Enjoy the naughtier side of Tokyo, and have fun!

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