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Japan's naked eatery bans overweight diners

Tokyo: Japan’s first “naked restaurant”, which opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry – podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat.

Guests found to be “overweight” will be refused entry. Representation pic/Thinkstock
Guests found to be “overweight” will be refused entry. Representation pic/Thinkstock

Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, “The Amrita” – Sanskrit for ‘immortality’ – also has strict age restrictions, with only patrons between 18 and 60 allowed in, after they check in their clothes and put on paper underwear provided by the restaurant.

Guests found to be “overweight” will be refused entry to the restaurant, which opens on July 29, and will not be entitled to a refund, its website points out. All payments must be made in advance on an online booking page.

Amrita spokeswoman Miki Komatsu, denied that the establishment was guilty of discrimination. She said, If fat people are allowed in it could be miserable for some guests,” she added.

“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.” Tattooed customers are barred as well.

80,000 yen
(Rs 50,000 approx) The amount diners have to fork out for a meal at Amrita, entitling them to eat food served by muscled men wearing g-strings.

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