LIFE Japanese Café Using Cuddly Capybaras To Enforce Social Distancing

Japanese Café Using Cuddly Capybaras To Enforce Social Distancing



Under the picture of two females eating at the dining establishment, it reads:

At GIBBONTEI, a woodland animal dining establishment in the Izu Shaboten Zoological Park, packed animals such as capybaras and red pandas share a seat with customers, adding not only to their cuteness however additionally to making certain social range of the target market.

And as part of measures to avoid brand-new coronavirus infection, we have altered the table format so that customers that are consuming can maintain an adequate distance, as well as packed pets can additionally ‘change’ and also share a seat with capybara or red panda.

Under the photograph of two women eating at the restaurant, it reads:

At GIBBONTEI, a forest animal restaurant in the Izu Shaboten Zoological Park, stuffed animals such as capybaras and red pandas share a seat with customers, contributing not only to their cuteness but also to ensuring social distance of the audience.

And as part of measures to prevent new coronavirus infection, we have changed the table layout so that customers who are eating can keep a sufficient distance, and stuffed animals can also ‘replace’ and share a seat with capybara or red panda. [This] has been devised so that the social distance can be secured naturally.

They added that they have installed a hand sanitiser at the entrance and exit of the café as well as thoroughly disinfecting the table, chairs, and stuffed animals every time a new party goes to a table.

Why capybaras though, you ask? Apparently the restaurant was renovated spring 2018 and after doing so, the capybara stuffed toy became ‘the face of the restaurant’.

Cute!