This is Maria retaking her blog back!
Yesterday, something extremely random (well maybe not that random for Japan).
know that we are located in the smack centre of big companies.
One of these companies is one of Japan's largest publications: Shueisha
Shueisha releases anything from famous manga such as One Piece to fashion magazines.
They are also, believe it or not, the publisher of Japanese PlayBoy... WOW! And to think they
are JUST around the corner of this hotel!
So! Yesterday, a guy from PlayBoy dropped (randomly) by the hotel looking for a male foreigner to do a small photo shoot. He wanted to ask the foreign guests staying at the hotel,
so we gave him a hand.
We found the perfect guy! Mr. C! (You know who you are!)
And to my surprise, they asked ME to model too!!!
Which was the most surprising bit as the piece was on "Hoso Macho" or "Slim Macho" ( a popular phenomenon among Japanese men these day. I like how they kind of try to justify being skinny!). And I am DEFINITELY far from skinny...or macho...ok maybe a little macho.
Anyway, Mr. C and I were taken to the DEPTH of Shueisha, into a small room, where the photographer finished the job in about 15min.
This was the fastest and most pain free shoot I have ever been to! And the best thing, we got paid!
The article will be published in next issue of PlayBoy (oh, if you're wondering...No nudity!)
so look forward to my blog on that!
That's all for now!
Until next time
Sakura Hotel/Cafe Jimbocho
Address: 2-21-4 Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo