Japan’s first naked restaurant has lifted its age-ist and weight-ist bans that it had earlier imposed on its future customers. Upon receiving backlash from the public, it has decided to let all enter when they open in August.
To make matters worse, management said they would have a set of scales handy to deal with controversial cases.
But the restaurant has now backtracked, announcing it will embrace “anyone aged from 20 to 120”. There are no longer restrictions on a diner’s weight.
However, a ban remains on tattoos, which are still largely considered taboo in Japan because of their links with the criminal underworld. Other establishments, like public baths and swimming pools, enforce this rule.
When The Amrita first hit headlines, it laid bans on overweight people and those over the age of 60. Their initial idea was to weigh potential customers and if they weighed 15 kilos over the “normal allowed” weight for their height, they wouldn’t be allowed to enter.