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.
For the second time, we’re excited to collaborate with popular Japanese Supper Club, Megumi’s Table.
The chef, Megumi is renowned for bringing the authentic Japanese dishes that are rare to find in London. She prepares her dishes meticulously using ingredients such as “Shio Koji” and “Fruits enzyme syrup”. Also, she makes her own miso at home. Her attention to details is delightful and it would be a treat to experience her dishes at Floating World.
There are so many restaurants where you can have Japanese cuisine and yet, so many delicious dishes are still missing. But, we’re here to make sure that you are lucky enough to not to miss out.
Are you curious?
For this event, Megumi is serving up some unique dishes such as Steamed white fish with Seaweed and you will discover what a natural pro-biotic seasoning does to the chickens. You will be nourished with minerals and Umami.
What you need to know
Floating World is a new Japanese immersive dining experience.
Date: Friday 15th & Saturday 16th November 2019.
Enjoy a surprise 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 meal prepared by popular Japanese Supper club Megumi’s
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.
Available dates: 15th & 16th November 2019
Location: Secret Location N1 Barnsbury – Location will be revealed after the ticket purchase
Choya Butterfly – Umeshu Cocktail with butterfly pea flower tea
Steamed Fish with Seaweed, White fish, wakame, seaweed
Megumi’s original Chicken Kara-age, Chicken, Fruits enzyme syrup & Shio Koji marinade
Megumi’s original Koya-Tofu Kara-age, Koya-Tofu, Fruits enzyme syrup & Shio Koji marinade (VG)
Inari Sushi, Suhi rice, seasoned Age-tofu, vegetables (VG)
Heavenly soft Matcha roll cake, Matcha tea, cream, aduki beans, berries
Crystallised Yuzu Peel, Wasanbon sugar ball, Yuzu Peel, Wasanbon sugar (VG)
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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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