While many venues in Tokyo have started to open up again, restaurants and tourist attractions have implemented social distancing rules to reduce the risk of spreading the Covid-19 coronavirus. We’ve seen a few facilities using plushies to encourage social distancing, but Hawaii-born Vietnamese restaurant The Pig & The Lady in Ebisu has come up with a new way to make sure customers dine safely – by placing mannequins throughout the space.
Eight mannequins have been strategically placed around the restaurant, sitting at selected tables so that customers can’t sit next to each other. In partnership with popular Japanese clothing brand Beams, the mannequins are dressed by a stylist in the most fashionable outfits. Scanning the QR code attached to the table will take you to the Beams online store, where you can order each piece of clothing. The mannequins will be changing outfits on a weekly basis until June 27.
The Pig & The Lady is currently operating at reduced hours and offering takeout meals, including its popular pho and banh mi. See the restaurant's website for more information.
Before you head to the restaurant, check out our guide on going out safely in Tokyo.
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