Source: © PR Times, Inc. “Maguro House” 2019! Tuna Carving & House Music in Japan’s Glitziest Host Club 2019-07-19 Fri 2019-07-22 Mon 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. Source:© PR Times, Inc. Tags: Afromance / Ai Honten / carving show / DJ / host club / house music / Kabukicho / Maguro / Maguro House / Party / Shinjuku / tuna dismantling show grape Japan Culture “Maguro House” 2019! Tuna Carving & House Music in Japan’s Glitziest Host Club Related Article Cosplayers to Watch: Tsunko (Photos and Interview) Luxury $50-A-Can “MAGURO-TORO BLACK LABEL” Tuna Restocked By Popular Demand English Language Escape Room Games in Shinjuku at Tokyo Mystery Circus New Umami-Themed Pour-Over Style Dashi Bar Gives Rich And Relaxing Alternative To Coffee Party With Geishas Or Apply For A Job: Geisha House’s New Global Strategy Bring Along These Beautiful Japanese Party Poppers To Your Next Big Celebration!