Yamapi’s glasses making a members-only bar into a tourist attraction
When Tomohisa Yamashita forgot his glasses at a bar, it turned the place into a tourist attraction, reports Shukan Josei.
It has been reported the members-only bar in Ebisu, Tokyo, is a favourite of many Japanese celebrities.
“Yamapi is a regular there, apparently he comes by at least once a week. (Comedian) Lasar Ishii is one of the bar’s owners. Yamapi comes here a lot with his friends. Not just other celebrities, but also his own friends,” said one source.
“I’ve seen Kanjani8’s Subaru Shibutani here too. A lot of comedians come by as well. They throw birthday parties and mixers here,” said one regular lady customer.
It has been reported Yamapi had forgotten his glasses at the bar after a night out with friends.
“One night around mid-March, at about 10pm, he came here with his ‘Texas project’ team. Everyone was drinking a lot, especially Yamapi who had at least 10 shots, but it did nothing to him. He was asking whether the bar had anything stronger,” said one customer.
Apparently the glasses have not been picked up by the talent yet, and have now been placed on the bar’s mannequin.
“Women who come to the bar get all excited about the glasses. Some of them put them on or even take photos of it. The word got around so now regular customers are bringing in their Yamapi fan friends. This place used to be a quiet bar but now it’s like a tourist attraction,” said one regular male customer.
The same regular customer explained why the bar was so popular in the beginning.
“Being a members-only bar is one thing, but the interior is chic and also kind of shady at the same time. There are inexplicable mannequin statues, and the lights shine directly onto the red walls to give it a real mysterious element. I’ve seen people use it as the place to try and win a girl,” he said.