Meido Kissa – メイド喫茶

Por kirai el 19 de December de 2006 en Otaku

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Meido Kissas are coffee shops where ladies wearing maid clothing serve you the coffe. Meid Kissa trend is extending not only all around Japan but also through all Asia. At major cities like Seul, Taipei or Hong Kong, Meido Kissa’s are appearing; I read somewhere that even at Canad someone started a Meido Kissa.

When you enter a Meido Kissa, many girls welcome you bowing and they utter a respect formula in japanese, something like “Welcome back, honorable man of this home”. They try to make you feel as you are a really important man with lots of money, a big mansion and many maids working for you. But anyways, it’s just a coffe shop, so it feels more like a real-life-simulation I guess :)


Some “meido” walk around Akihabara at Tokyo trying to catch your attention and guide you till their Meido Kissa.


Meido Kissa advertisement.

Akihabara is the origin of this trend-business, and there it is where new business models are being developed based on the same original idea. For example, there are Meido Kissas for women where nice looking guys serve the tea or coffee to the men clients. There are also Meido hairdressing places, where girls dress as a maid cut your hair or shave you. And the last trend are massage and aromatherapy saloons where girls dressed as maids take care of your mussels and your back pain.


Meido Aromatherapy.


Hands massage.


Photos from Mai-foot.


What’s going on in a Meido Kissa.


Comments

  1. [...] Some data about Wada-san: he is married, he is in his forties, he worked at Yahoo! Japan and now works at Technorati Japan, one of his hobbies is to play music at Akihabara’s Meido Kissas. [...]

  2. [...] Dannychoo went to one of those Uchimizu festivals、it was a special festival because all the participants had to be wearing meido uniform. Normally, you are supposed to wear more traditional clothing, like “yukata” or “jinbei”, but in Akihabara you can except anything: [...]

  3. Gravatar de Philippe
    Philippe
    01 July, 2008

    yeah i was there this golden blossom festival in Akihabara but i never got the chance to go to a Meido Cafe but i will be back. But i got a few pictures with pretty maids though :)

  4. [...] Akihabara is the biggest electronics shop district in the world and one of the most important Japanese pop culture springs. Akihabara dreamed place for gadget, technology, anime, video games, robots and manga lovers. Akihabara is where many geeks and otakus from all around the world dream to travel once in their life. Located near Tokyo station, since sixty years ago Akihabara has been known as the “Electric Town”. In the fifties Akihabara shops were selling radios, in the 60s and 70s TVs, washing machines and refrigerators, in the 80s and 90s personal computers and video games, and after 2000 also anime, manga and otaku culture in general is conquering Akihabara. Right now is the biggest electronics shop district in the world. But Akihabara is not only known because of its shops, is also a fountain of pop culture movements like Cosplay (people dressed like their manga or anime heroes), Maid Kissas, Otakus, Akiba-kei (social group who likes to spend free time in Akihabara, sometimes is translated as geek) and many others. [...]

  5. ah… thanks mate for all the post… can’t believe i read all of your post till this one.. and found no more track backs to older post.. thanks again for sharing your life in japan… it makes me feel abit like i’ve been there…

    thanks again!



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