March 10, 2009

Nakano has it maid

With Nakano being home to otaku-heaven Broadway, the shopping centre that is chock full of shops selling manga, figures and costumes, it should come as little surprise that there are also some maid cafes in the area. The two signs below caught my eye because of the punnery. I've translated the names below each picture.

"Home Maid"

" Maid in Nakano"
If, like me, you have never been inside a maid cafe and are curious as to what may go on inside, then check out this English-language video clip from NHK.


  1. Anonymous10:17 am

    Jeez man, the clip stopped right at the best bit!!! What a tease!!

  2. Hehehe ...

    There is a part two somewhere on YouTube. Just type "maid cafe Tokyo eye" in the search box and you should find it easily enough if you're anxious to see more.

  3. The second one is a jerkoff salon FYI.

  4. Actually figured it might be. After all Tokyo is literally a city with something for everyone.