What is Maguro House?

In December 2015, popular party and event organizer Afromance (of Afro & Co.) had the brilliant idea of combining a house music DJ party with a tuna dismantling show, a common sight at fish markets and some sushi restaurants where fishmongers expertly carve up a whole tuna. Aptly called Maguro House and held at Club Asia in Shibuya, the party was so popular that it spawned sequels.

Here are images from the Maguro House held at upscale Club Six in Roppongi:

source: © Afro & Co.

source: © Afro & Co.

Evolution: Maguro House x Ai Honten

In November, 2017, Maguro House made a startling evolution, teaming up with Ai Honten, Japan's glitziest and most established host club in the Kabukicho district of Tokyo, to create Maguro House x Ai Honten. Adding a champagne tower served by the most popular hosts of Ai Honten to the already potent party mix, this Maguro House party was a huge hit.

source: © Afro & Co.

source: © grape Japan

source: © Afro & Co.

Images from last year

Last year, we had the opportunity to cover Maguro House at Ai Honten.

When we arrived, partygoers of many nationalities were enjoying house music and mingling under the dazzling chandeliers

source: © grape Japan

DJ Performance

DJ Yuutamu

source: © Afro & Co.

Actor, comedian and singer Parc Manther III

source: © Afro & Co.

Meanwhile, the lemur-inspired MC WoW Kitsunezaru, dressed in his signature black and white striped suit and face painting, joined Afromance at the DJ booth to announce the tuna carving show featuring the Taikochaya carving specialists and go go dancers Mari and Chiwa performing as the Itamae Girls.

source: © Afro & Co.

Tuna Carving Show

source: © Afro & Co.

Taikochaya crew made quick work slicing up the massive tuna, and presented the various cuts of the fish to the crowd, explaining the differences between each one.

source: © Afro & Co.

source: © Afro & Co.

While the tuna was being divvied up into individual servings to be distributed to those who paid the additional 1,000 JPY to join the carving show and champagne tower activities, the Itamae Girls kept the crowd entertained.

source: © Afro & Co.

source: © Afro & Co.

Champagne Tower

Finally, the hosts of Ai Honten who had been quietly mingling with the guests until then, took the mic to introduce themselves to the crowd, most of which had never entered a Japanese host club before. In the meantime, a specialist began stacking up the champagne glasses one by one.

Champagne bottles in hand, both the hosts and the guests who had volunteered to do the pouring honors waited for the countdown, then began to pour...

source: © grape Japan


Maguro House in Ai Honten: Round Three!

If this looks like a party you'd like to experience and you plan to be in Tokyo this summer, mark your calendars for August 15th!

Here are the details of this year's party:

  • Name: Maguro House® Bon Odori
  • Date: Aug. 15th
  • Time: 18:00 to 22:00
  • Place: Kabukicho Host Club Ai Honten (see details below)

Maguro House Official Site

Ticket Information:

  • Ticketing website
  • Pre-sales
  • Men: 3,000 JPY w/1 drink, Women: 2,000 JPY w/1 drink
  • At-door
  • Men: 3,500 JPY w/1 drink, Women: 2,500 JPY w/1 drink
  • VIP Seat w/ champagne tower pouring: 10,000 JPY (pair seat)
  • (VIP Seat includes all-you-can-drink at bar, VIP seat overlooking floor, no waiting in line for tuna)

Performers:

  • Maguro House Time: Afromance, Taiko Chaya
  • Shinya Nakamura, ninokyo
  • Live performance: Maguro House Ondo = MACHEE DEF & KO-ney, WoW Kitsunezaru
  • Dancers: Itamae Dancers = Chiwa & Mari

Afromance

To find out more about party planner and DJ Afromance, check out his website here.

source: © Afro & Co.

source: © Afro & Co.

Ai Honten

Ai Honten occasionally hosts events such as Maguro House that are open to the general public. If you're interested, here's how to get there.

Ai Honten

Address: B1F Jojoen Dai-Ni Bldg., 2-22-5 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0021

Home Page



source: © Afro & Co.

If you'd like to learn more about Maguro House, please visit their website here.


By - Ben K.