Nyotaimori, “female body presentation”, is a service allowing restaurant customers to eat from the skin of a naked woman. Apart from her crotch, which is usually covered with some kind of garnish, the model’s modesty depends on the (temporary) position of the food on her body. Also known as “body sushi”, this phenomenon received a lot of media attention in the West in the 1990s. This coverage massively exaggerated the popularity of nyotaimori in Japan these restaurants are actually very rare, and generally associated with organised crime rather than being mainstream.
In southern Africa , Sushi already has a rabid fan. Japanese food has even become addictive for some businessman and socialite circles in South Africa via the method of presentation Nyotaimori.
Many diagnostic But the last day, eat sushi tradition is quite popular in Japan was mired in controversy in South Africa. Various party serving sushi nyotaimori local media spotlight. In fact, sparked protests from religious leaders and senior ruling party, African National Congress (ANC).
"This culinary practices not in line with the vision and mission of the ANC and antirevolusi. This action is clearly not sensitive and undermine the integrity of women," said Secretary General of the ANC, Gwede Mantashe, as quoted by the Telegraph pages.
Earlier this week, a daily newspaper in Johannesburg, includes news about a politician who attended the ANC nyotaimori sushi party last weekend. "This is slander. Members of the ANC has never gone to a club night or partying like that," said Mantashe.