Sunday, September 28, 2008

Maid Cafe

We went to a maid cafe today for dinner - something we had said we could never do by ourselves but really wanted to experience. Photographs of the maids aren't allowed, but we could take pictures of the food. We ordered "omurice" which we'd both wanted to try. The maid brought it to our table, kneeled down, held up her squirt-bottle of ketchup and asked us, in English, "What painting?" - asking what did we want on our omelette. We chose a cat and a bunny (the bunny for me) and she created the pictures for us. It was so cute. She and the rest of the maids were adorable in their black and white uniforms. The patrons were mostly men but there were some girls, too. It was a tiny place on the 3rd floor, seating twenty or so customers. When we left another maid opened the door, pressed the button for the elevator, and then bowed deeply until the elevator doors closed. I'm so glad we got to try this, because it's something you'd only find in Japan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I finally got a chance to get caught up. These photographs are fantastic!! More than 900 sumo pictures?! I can't wait to see more of them! And I'm honored that you thought of me at the vending machine. In YOUR honor, I'm going to go grab the one I've been saving from the fridge and toast to Japan.