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A new pop-up restaurant that has opened in Tokyo serves the last meals requested by death row inmates before they were executed.
The restaurant is one component of a greater "body-themed" exhibit by Japanese art collective Chim↑Pom.
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The installation, called the Ningen Restaurant— or Human Restaurant — is open until October 28.
In Tokyo's red light district neighborhood of Kabukichi, Shinjuku, Chim↑Pom— a Japanese guerilla art collective— has opened a pop-up restaurant serving the last meals requested by famous death row inmates.
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Dubbed the Ningen Restaurant (translated as "human restaurant"), the pop-up, which operates until October 28, offers meals requested by convicted criminals such as Gary Mark Gilmore before they were executed. Gilmore, a serial criminal, was convicted on counts of armed robbery, assault, and two murders he had committed in Utah. His case gained international attention after he demanded to receive the death sentence for his crimes.
For his last meal, Gilmore opted for a hamburger, mashed potatoes, a hard-boiled egg, and multiple shots of whiskey. According to Munchies, Gilmore requested Jack Daniels, though Chim↑Pom's version uses Maker's Mark instead.
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Here's a look at Chim↑Pom's take on Gilmore's last meal:
Chim↑Pom reportedly features the last meals of other criminals including John Wayne Gacy, a Chicago-based serial killer and rapist, who requested to have a pound of strawberries, a bucket of KFC chicken, fries, and a dozen fried shrimp for his last meal.
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The restaurant also serves the last meal of Joseph Paul Jernigan, a criminal from Texas convicted of murder who donated his corpse...
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