In case you haven’t looked at some of my older posts, I troll news websites like a boss. So one day, while browsing BBC, I found a travel article about strange restaurants and stumbled upon this baby to our left. Then, I decided it would make a good OMPCJ.
The Christon Cafe is a Catholic Church inspired cafe in Tokyo, complete with marble tables, statues of the Virgin Mary, stained glass windows, and some of the tables are behind curtains, sort of like a confessional.
Looking at the Google Translate of the menu, every item has a religiously inspired name, from the Hill of Golgotha style tartare of tuna and avocado to Carpaccio of beef towering Tower of Babel (Google Translate’s words, not mine since I can’t read in Japanese. Although, I could pretend to speak Japanese for about thirty seconds before you noticed I had no idea what I was saying).
So apparently someone thought making cafes that look like Gothic Catholic churches was a good idea, and apparently some more people thought eating at them was a good idea too, because there are now several of them in Tokyo. All I can say to this is wow. There is so much stereotyping going on I don’t even know where to start. I feel like this is making Christianity and Catholicism in particular look like a possible theme for a theme park, right up there with Disney, cowboys, aliens, and lots of other things when Catholicism and Christianity are a lot deeper than that and aren’t superficial fads. Those are just my feels. Feel free to express yours in the comments! And if you find yourself in Tokyo, maybe you should check the Christon Cafe out!