Kick off the new year with a kinky celebration in Tokyo!
Are you into fun fetishes, BDSM, or any other type of subculture? If you’re looking for a spicy event to start off 2024, Tokyo’s Fetish Festival (aka FetiFes) is the perfect event for getting wild this winter! Fetish Festival 23 in September was a major hit, with nearly 2,000 people from around the world participating. Next week’s FetiFes 24 promises to be just as titillating!
Fetish Festival 24 will take place on January 21st in Nihonbashi, Tokyo at the Mensho Kaikan event hall from 12:00-18:00 (12 pm–6 pm).
Despite its name, Fetish Festival additionally caters to non-sexual interests, with fans of body modification, hard rock, horror, alternative fashion, and cult media also having a presence at the event. Basically, if you’re 18 years of age and over (photo ID required), anyone can join the fun at FetiFes!
Buying tickets and getting to FetiFes
FetiFes 24 will take place at the Mensho Kaikan, an event hall in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Event tickets can be pre-ordered through ticketing portal eplus (Japanese-language site), but they will also be sold at the event hall. Please refrain from lining up at the Mensho Kaikan before 11 am as to not disturb others in the neighborhood. Additionally, please bring one of the following forms of photo identification to verify your age:
- A driver’s license
- A passport
- A Japanese residence card
- A Japanese My Number card
Situated between five stations on major Tokyo train lines, the Mensho Kaikan can be easily reached via the following 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.
Refer to this map below:
Many vendors at FetiFes will be cash-only, so please make sure to have enough yen on your person. There is a Family Mart convenience store (Higashi Nihonbashi Sanchome branch) with an ATM less than a minute away from the venue. Most convenience store ATMs take foreign cards, and you can also buy snacks and drinks if needed! Please note that eating and drinking inside the Mensho Kaikan will be prohibited.
Once you buy a ticket, you will receive a wristband that you must wear while 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. FetiFes 24 will run continuously from 12:00 until 18:00.
Cosplay and outfits that show off skin are allowed, but genitalia and non-male nipples must not be exposed. Please dress decently outside of the event space. Smoking is prohibited on the premises of the Mensho Kaikan. You may be able to leave belongings in the third-floor changing room in some cases, but FetiFes takes no responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Be prepared to carry outerwear and personal belongings with you at all times.
Navigating FetiFes and participating
Booths will be on the first, fourth, fifth, and sixth floors of the building. The performance stage (stage events listed below) is on the fifth floor. The third floor has an all-gender restroom and changing rooms, but the majority of this floor is restricted to guests/staff. Restrooms are on all floors except the fifth floor. Please refer to the floor guide below.
When it comes to FetiFes, remember this: Consent is key! Photography is allowed, but make sure to obtain permission from all subject(s) of your photos. Certain booths may allow to you to physically interact with guests or experience light BDSM play. Staff at these booths will initiate any necessary physical contact themselves. Make sure to follow any staff instructions! Some booths/guests may hand out free promotional flyers or cards, but haggling for items is prohibited.
FetiFes guests and events
The guests, vendors, and exhibitors listed below will have booths at FetiFes 24. Many participants will operate under circle names that differ from their 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.
Performance Stage Events (5th Floor)
Tickets for stage events must be purchased separately on the fifth floor. The performance stage will be closed off with a curtain.
MochiHaru Dance Show – 13:20-13:50 (¥2000 ticket fee)
Ayaka and Haru, known as MochiHaru when they dance together, will kick off the stage events with amazing pole dancing and a sexy stretch show! For an additional ¥1000 fee, you can take spicy photos and videos!
Oshiri Juku! All Butts on Deck – 14:20-15:00 (¥2500 ticket fee – SOLD OUT)
This performance is all about big, beautiful booties. The Oshiri Juku girls will have a pose-off contest, compete to write the best kakizome calligraphy, and take tons of sexy photos for everyone! The winning team will get bonus photoshoot time! No videos allowed. Photoshoot fee: ¥2000.
Gymnastics de Show – 15:30-16:10 (¥3000 ticket fee)
Awabi Splash is an idol unit composed of three active AV actresses: Mitsuki Maya, Satsuki Toyooka, and Azusa Misaki. The ladies of Awabi Splash will be doing an erotic gymnastics performance in sexy costumes! Photos OK. No videos allowed.
Shadow Play with Riku Mukai – 16:40-17:10 (¥4000 ticket fee)
Participant: Riku Mukai (@rikumukai)
Watch AV actor Riku Mukai as he dons a suit and does a sultry shadow play performance. You’ve seen him between the sheets… Now get ready for something naughty behind the sheets! Photos OK. No videos allowed.
Liebe Siele: Leather BDSM goods and accessories.
Ahnitol: Fetish-themed and quirky ceramic accessories.
Monju Bosatsu: Gothic, horror-inspired art and accessories that showcase the harsh ugliness of the world.
Deviko: Indie artist whose illustrations and manga feature subculture and beautiful girls.
DISPELGIRL/SWEET RUBBERBERRY: Posters, and accessories featuring gothic, erotic horror illustrations.
Makai no Kazetaka: Taxidermy and animal-themed accessories.
unimo: Artist who draws black-and-white illustrations in pen and Japanese ink. Postcards, etc. available.
Hallelujah Rock and Roll: Indie brand that makes fetish-themed accessories and fake tattoo tights.
ick: Art and miscellaneous items that feature elements of BDSM, fetishes, and subculture.
Emai Komotoda: Manga artist who mainly draws erotic works.
19900223: A brand based on the theme of exploring what it means to be human and yourself. Sells tags and tools for “human experimentation”.
Dress: Produces fantasy-themed costume pieces and accessories.
Crane Eight: Sells items and accessories focused on facesitting, pressure play, and big butts.
Maniac Cross: Indie fashion brand producing micro-bikinis, underwear, and other original items.
Meguru: Self-portrait photographer whose images feature shibari and Japanese aesthetics. Zines and Shibari items are available.
CrimsonCrow: Leather fashion collars with FetiFes-exclusive discounts.
Yukineko * Love and Sex Fortunes: Fortune teller Yukineko offers love and sex-related fortunes. Erotic tarot cards are also for sale.
BA666: Artist who combines animals, shibari, rock, punk, and other fetishes in their illustrations. Merch is available.
Bakukougadan: Circle producing cosplay shibari photobooks. ROMs, merch available. Shibari experience planned. Circle leader Sayuna Yoruno is slated to appear.
Furiae: Shibari Rigger, pro domme, and cosplayer Aoi Sasaki. ROMs available, light BDSM experiences.
Delicious Meru: Circle featuring models Mangetsu Kumo and Chuchu Nagomitei. Merchandise/ROMs available.
PARAPHILIA: BDSM-focused outcall escort (“delivery health”) service.
Forest of Perversion (FetiFes/FFGN Official Booth): Booth featuring the FetiFes Girls and FetiFesN (trans and crossdressing) models, official representatives of FetiFes. Photo opportunities are available.
Oomiya Workshop: Intricate leathercraft masks, costumes, and accessories featuring gothic themes.
Aikawa Trading: Circle led by gravure idol/fetish model Siero Aikawa. ROMs, etc. available.
Resin Damascus: Leathercraft brand selling collars, lingerie, corsets, and more.
Nana’s Tail: Booth featuring cosplayer Nana Matsuoka. Photos/merchandise available. Paid fetish experiences.
Tokyo Vipper: Fetish video producer featuring micro bikinis, leotards, tights, miniskirts, swimsuits, and more.
icloset: Indie fashion brand producing custom outfits for idols, cosplayers, etc. Offers support services for livestreamers.
Lunatic Masquerade: Circle producing Gothic lolita and mask-themed fetish content. ROMs available, clear chair (facesitting) experience.
ALT-FETISH: Latex clothing brand with items for sale and on display. Some items can be tried on.
Rinawa Club: Circle led by Shibari Rigger Rina Yuzuki. ROMs featuring bondage, and cosplay for sale.
Miniskirt Club: Circle led by miniskirt-loving office worker Yuu. Merch is available.
Nina Kurumi’s Milk: Circle led by gravure idol Nina Kurumi. Merch, photos available.
Fetish Stage: Circle producing videos that feature hardcore bondage and restraint play.
Saikyou Zokusei: Circle producing photobooks, etc. focused on cosplay and large breasts.
Armpit Hair Goddess: Booth featuring fetish model Mei. Photo opportunities and armpit-smelling experience.
TekaTeka Customs: Indie brand making custom patent leather and latex clothing, BDSM restraint tools.
Perestroika Journal: Circle publishing miscellaneous fetish-themed art and literature.
Kitanya Design Factory: Indie brand producing shibari-themed charms, accessories, and other items.
Ebi Workshop: Indie brand selling fetish-themed tights. Also selling Polaroids, and photobooks of cosplayer Miyu Amatsuka.
Urethra Torture Specialty Shop: Urethral sounding and CBT play items and magazines for sale.
Atelier Naminami: Booth featuring cosplayer Nami Minami in tight, patent leather clothing. Merchandise available.
Azusa Itagaki & Sasa Handa: Booth featuring model and former AV actress Azusa Itagaki, as well as model, actress, and former AV star Sasa Handa. Photos/merchandise available.
Oshiririki: Circle lead by gravure idol Kana Riri. Photobooks, photoshoot tickets, and Polaroids for sale.
June Lovejoy: Booth featuring AV actress/cosplayer/YouTuber June Lovejoy. Photos/merchandise available.
Ruis Tsuji’s Snack Shop: Circle led by cosplayer Ruis Tsuji. Photos, etc. available.
Ecole & Yoridokoro: Collaboration between BDSM bar and Shibari space in Ikebukuro. Shibari experiences, performances, and FetiFes-exclusive merch sales are planned.
Udon Girl: Circle producing photobooks of beautiful girls eating delicious udon noodles.
Astarte & Kiwako Oikawa: Collaboration between BDSM club Astarte and domme Kiwako Oikawa. Merch available, light BDSM experiences.
Resurrection of Chakra with Megi Shimoda: Indie group led by artist Megi Shimoda. Handles special effects makeup and makes fake wounds with liquid latex.
GUMICHOCO/Group GUMI: Circle led by cosplayer/model GUMI. Producing erotic content highlighting various physiques.
Hitori de Dekiru Mon: Circle led by cosplayers Kain and Maru. Photobooks, merch, outfits are available. Special lottery drawing.
Tsurupeta Laboratory: Circle producing ROMs, comics, and games depicting female villains being defeated.
Rakko Planning: Quirky BDSM candles, colorful whips, and other items for sale.
Asakawa General Hospital: Circle producing footage that simulates medical procedures from a fetishistic angle. ROMs, etc. available.
Totonawa: Bondage-ready rope sold by Shibari Rigger Totonawa.
Fechisu: Flyers advertising cult media for sale.
Watermelon Sheep: Booth featuring adult VTuber/cosplayer Minori Natsume. Merchandise available.
V&R Planning x Miracle ☆ Fetcheese: Booth where attendees can squat over a toilet and have panty-shot photos taken from below.
TOKYO ZENTAI STYLE: Circle led by the zentai (full-body suit) fetish group Tokyo Zentai Style. Merchandise available. Vacuum machine experience for attendees.
MochiHaru: Pole dancing performances by AV actress Ayaka Mochizuki and dancer Haru Imaga.
Shishunki Marble: Apparel and accessories featuring sexy, colorful illustrations.
Purutang: Circle that produces fetish content focused on biting, tickling, thigh pressure play, force-feeding, finger-in-mouth play, and more. Photobooks and handmade collars are available.
Body Modification: Booth featuring journalist, photographer, and body modification enthusiast Keroppy Maeda.
Ugly Angry: Fetish photographer. Selling photobooks centered around Yuri Zentai.
Female Criminal Research Institute: Circle that researches and analyzes female criminals. Publishes and sells zines.
Kokoroya: Submissive-owned indie brand that sells BDSM restraints and tools for submissives.
Ankoku Daimaou Group: Indie group producing cosplay photo collections.
MARI: Adult content creator who focuses on wet-and-messy play. Photobooks and merch are available.
Big Butt Girl Momochino: Circle led by big-butt fetish model Momochino. Photos/merchandise available.
Cosplay Ippon Shobu: Indie AV studio producing cosplay AVs.
Mukai Inc.: Event planning company owned and operated by AV actor Riku Mukai. Merchandise is also available.
Miiya Factory: Circle led by cosplayer Miiya. ROMs, Polaroids, etc. available.
Makopee Works: Circle led by adult cosplayer Mako Sakuya. Photos/merchandise available.
Moira Kuchikaseya II: Gothic lolita and latex fetish model. Photobooks, etc. available.
Naru Minatsuki’s Days Off: Cosplayer who mainly wears athletic swimwear and other tight sportswear. ROMs, photobooks, etc. available.
Sakurako: Booth featuring petite, big-butt fetish model Sakurako.
Tickling Duck: Indie brand selling items for tickle play.
Ramu Asai’s Tight and Shiny Diaries: Circle featuring latex/leather fetish model Ramu Asai. Photos/ROMs available.
Mona Farm: Circle led by gravure idol/model/streamer Monami Fujisawa. ROMs, etc. available.
Makaizo.com: Fetish site producing content focused on oil and lotion play.
Karashi no Karashi: Circle led by latex model/cosplayer Nano Karashi. Photos/ROMs available.
I am I: Circle featuring masked fetish model I am I’m. Photos/ROMs available.
Neko Mirin Brewery: Circle led by plus-size fetish model Nyaa-shi/Mirin Usukuchi. Photos/merchandise available.
Boob University: Big Titty Studies: Booth featuring busty Fantia model Ai Minori.
Sakura no Oto: Model/cosplayer/idol Kanon Sakurai’s circle. Interactive experiences and merch are available.
Here’s Nattsun’s Circle: Circle led by sportswear, patent leather cosplayer Nattsun. Merch and ROMs are available.
Sugar White: Circle led by cosplayer Kishico. Photos and merch are available.
Gomiyashiko-chan: Petite model Gomiyashiko’s circle. Available for photoshoots. Merch is available.
Team nozomin’s: Circle led by AV actress Nozomi Kanae. Photos/merchandise available.
Mion Hazuki: Booth featuring busty AV actress Mion Hazuki. Merchandise and photo opportunities are available.
Girls R in Tokyo: Fetish model and artist Habiko Hararabi. Will appear alongside fetish model Ryuupe.
Melty Melt: Tattoo and fetish model/cosplayer Melu Morinaga’s circle. Merch, etc. available.
Togenkyoyasan: Booth featuring AV actress/cosplayer Nonoka Sato. Photos/merchandise available.
Japanese phrases and words for FetiFes
FetiFes is an event that you can enjoy with any level of Japanese. Some event participants may even be able to speak a little English! However, knowing some basic Japanese and event-specific terms can make your experience smoother and a lot more fun. Here’s a reference list of Japanese words and phrases that you can you when navigating the event space and interacting with others.
|Excuse me./I’m sorry.
|Kore wa ikura desu ka?
|How much does this cost?
|I’d like this, please.
|Shashin o tottemo ii desu ka?
|May I take a photo?
|Thank you very much.
|________ wa doko desu ka?
|Where is ________?
|(Sugoku) ________ desu!
|You’re/This is (very) _________!
|circle; an indie group that produces media, often to sell at events like FetiFes
|gravure; a genre of sensual photos/videos that feature a scantily-clad model, similar to pin-up modeling
|photobook, photo album
|as in “DVD-ROM”
|a DVD containing photos/video of a model; indie-produced, can also be digital video content
|the Japanese term for rope bondage, aka shibari
|slap (e.g. across the face)
|fetish (somewhat less of a sexual connotation, close to “having a thing for” something)
|Anata no fechi/seiheki wa nan desu ka?
|What are you into? OR
What is your fetish/kink?
Tokyo Love District hopes that you have a blast at Fetish Festival 24! If you can’t make the event in January, no need to worry! Fetish Festival is held annually in January, April, and September. See you there!