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April 29, 2006

Welcome home, Madam

A fad for maid cafes prompted Emiko Sakamaki to create a butler cafe in response. Tokyo otaku girls may now enjoy the Swallowtail coffee house (via Tokyo Times).

Opening the thick wooden door to the Swallowtail coffee house in Tokyo, a man in a black tailcoat greets female customers: "Welcome home, Madam."

Waiters dressed as butlers serve tea and cake at the Swallowtail coffee shop in Toshima Ward, Tokyo, during a press preview in March. Then the "butler" leads the women to a table in a room designed to look like the interior of a British country house.

This is the world that Emiko Sakamaki wanted to create for women like her -- female "otaku," or geeks fixated on comic books, animation and video games.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 29, 2006 10:07 AM

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