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Maid in Japan

A maid set out to demystify the maid café phenomenon

What’s Your Type?: Different Styles of Maid Café

Okaerinasaimase goshujin-sama, ojou-sama! (Welcome home master, milady!)

So when I say maid cafe, what pops into your head?  Probably something cute? Maybe sexy?

Most people imagine the typical super cutesy young girl dressed in a short puffy maid costume.  And with maid cafes popping up throughout the world, this is the most prominent style that’s spreading.  But the truth is, that’s only one type of maid café out there.  Maid cafes have dozens of different types to choose from, making it easy to appeal to a wide range of clientele.  Just one thing remains the same: the specialized service to create a relaxing and hospitable environment.

So what variety could such a niche market like maid cafes provide?  Quite a bit actually.  Here’s a list of some of the most popular, crazy and unique styles of maid cafés.  Maybe you’ll find one that suits you… Continue reading “What’s Your Type?: Different Styles of Maid Café”

Introducing Bosu and Yumi: Interview with Business Starters

Okaerinasaimase goshujin-sama, ojou-sama! (Welcome home master, milady!)

Want to get into the mind of someone who is at the center of maid cafés?  Introducing Bosu (Japanese pronunciation for “boss”) and Yumi-chan.  This husband and wife duo are the co-founders of Café Delish!  Yumi was also the head maid for many years before “graduating” in 2014.  I had the chance to sit down with them and pick their minds!  Here’s what they had to say… Continue reading “Introducing Bosu and Yumi: Interview with Business Starters”

“You Look Familiar!”: Maids as Public Figures

Okaerinasaimase goshujin-sama, ojou-sama! (Welcome home master, milady!)

A few weeks ago we had our promotional photoshoot for Café Delish. And so begins my story…

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The Art of [Exiting] A Conversation

Okaerinasaimase goshujin-sama, ojou-sama! (Welcome home master, milady!)

One of the first things I learned when I became a meido was how to talk to people.  I’m not saying that I was ever anti-social. In fact, I’d say I was fairly good at talking to people in most social circumstances (or at least I like to think I was!).  But one key thing I learned when I started working at a maid café is:

 Conversation is truly an art form.

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From Geisha to Maid Café: Uncovering the History behind the “New” Phenomenon

Okaerinasaimase goshujin-sama, ojou-sama!  (Welcome home master, milady!)

So why Maid Cafés?  Where the heck did they come from?  Is it just something else attributed to another crazy Japanese innovation?  Does the idea come from hentai (Japanese anime porn)? Continue reading “From Geisha to Maid Café: Uncovering the History behind the “New” Phenomenon”

I am a Maid (But it’s probably not what you think…)

Okaerinasaimase goshujin-sama, ojou-sama! (Welcome home master, milady!)

I am a maid.

No, I will not come to your house to clean.  I have a hard enough time keeping my own space clean.  No, that is not a title for some fetish sex-worker.  That’s just… no.

I’m a meido (the Japanese word for maid) and I work at a Maid Café.

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