I think I’m turning into a Japanese Otaku (which is a “geek”, in English.) As if the fact that I write a blog isn’t evidence enough, I now have conclusive proof: The other day I went to a maid cafe. The maid cafe is the preferred hang-out of Japanese nerds, a safe haven where they can chat about comics, watch cartoons on a big screen, and get served by cute girls in French maid outfits (which, frankly, was the only reason I went there. Funnily enough, the night I went was the day of the Tanabata festival, a kind of star festival, so the girls were wearing traditional summer Yukata instead.)
The maid cafe I went to was a joint in Yokohama, called “Honey Honey.”
Unsurprisingly, due to the major nerd-factor there were were no female customers in the place.
The maids were very chatty, though, so I took advantage of the situation to practice my Japanese on them.
I ordered an omelet, and one of the maids drew the face of AnpanMan on it with ketchup (AnpanMan is a cartoon character with a bread roll for a head.)
Initially, I wasn’t entirely seduced by the whole maid cafe thing. However, after drinking several beers, I was sold.
Here’s their homepage.