An immersive experience of sensual Japanese Culture

Feeling open-minded? Join us, and become a character exploring the hedonism, transgression and unabashed naughtiness of ancient Edo period Japan. Welcome to the pleasures of the Floating World.

T A K A Y O recreates a mysterious teahouse in the twisting alleys of an ancient red light district. Step over the threshold and be instantly transported to a strange and fascinating world. A place where, from the 17th through to the 19th century, Japanese sophisticates enjoyed many forms of art and entertainment. And also indulged in extravagant and unashamedly erotic pursuits. Their adventures are recorded in the exquisite paintings and woodblock prints of the time. This is Ukiyo, also known as the Floating World.

Enter the Floating World and become one of the characters in our story. To immerse you in your role you will be dressed in full kimono attire in our red lantern room before being seated for a delicious Japanese evening meal. We then reveal the beauty, humour and passion of Shunga – the celebrated erotic art of Japan.

Edo period Japan embraced a unique view of sex and sensuality. Learn its rituals. Hear its secrets. And, perhaps, pick up a few tips on the art of seduction! Then enjoy the pleasure of tracing your own Shunga with a Japanese calligraphy brush-pen to create a unique, erotic illustration on a card for you to present to someone special.

Our Floating World experience is a session lasting three and a half hours and is offered only to those aged 18 and over. Contact T A K A Y O to discover more.

Available dates: 31st October – 1st November 2018

Location: The Lacy Nook 8 Cazenove Rd, Cazenove, London N16 6BD

Time: 7.00-10.30pm

Price £45


What you need to know

Floating World is a new Japanese immersive cultural experience.

Date: Wednesday 31st October to Thursday 1st November 2018.

Enjoy a refreshing umeshu cocktail on arrival created with Choya Extra Years.

Have fun dressing up in a kimono in the private room inspired by the Yoshiwara pleasure quarter.

Savour delicious Japanese nibbles followed by a three course meal.

Learn the secret world of Japan through our presentation on Shunga.

Create a unique illustration on card for yourself or for a special someone.

Take home your original card and a mini shunga booklet.

Over 18s only.

This ticket cannot be cancelled, refunded, exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer.


– Dietary requirements?

You can tell us about dietary requirements during the booking process. If you need to update these at any time, just email us at

We can accommodate most requests 48 hours in advance. Unfortunately, we will not be able to meet demands made only on the night.

For those with serious food allergies, please see our Terms and Conditions and be aware that while we do our best, we cannot guarantee any menu is 100% free of allergens.





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  • Date 31st Oct & 1st Nov 2018
  • Time 7pm
  • Price £45
  • Type Public Event