Photo Essay - Honorable Mention: Umberto Fratini
Inside Japan's Sex Industry
Tokyo is one of the biggest cities in the world, and is known for its incomparable order. But there is a dark side of the city that many people ignore: The Japanese sex industry, with its sopalands (brothels), sex clubs, love hotels, fetish parties, sex schools, strip clubs, pornographic films, Shibari sessions and dominatrix/slave chambers. Most of these activities are strictly forbidden to foreigners. But thanks to good
connections - and a year of hard work - it was possible for a photogrpaher to report fully in that world.
In this photo, a scene in the Kabukicho area of Tokyo.