Yay! Our friend snapped this outside Arty Farty tonight. Until the dance crackdown, Arty Farty was one of the liveliest venues in Nichome, Tokyo's lesbigaytrans heartland - a place with an excellent sound system, where a late night groove could be depended on. For several months, following the recent dance ban, it has been something of a shadow of its former self, but now it seems the dance ban (here at least) has been lifted!
A bargain struck with the local police? A sign of defiance on the part of a small venue? A change of policy in response to the Let's Dance petition and actions? Who knows? We will investigate further and let you know in the coming weeks.
For the time being, dust off your dancing shoes and trip the light fantastic... Arty Farty can party again.