Monday, August 17, 2009

Maids in Space!!!!!

Actually, not really. I was going to name this entry "maids in the news", but that would have been boring.

Over the last few weeks, there have been some traditional festivals and activities in Akihabara and nearby Ueno, and in conjunction with the female participants wearing more traditional kimonos or other costumes, we've had maids in with the mix. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get out of work to watch these activities myself, but bartman905 did, and he's been kind enough to let me cross-link to his photos.

First, we have uchimizu, a ceremony that consists of spraying water on the ground as a way to make the area feel cooler. This particular photo was taken in front of the Dai Building, next to the JR station, as part of the Akiba Green Festival month.

Next, we have the Ueno Natsu Matsuri, which took place from July 11 to Aug. 2 (Ueno Summer Festival). Ueno is only a couple of miles north of Akihabara. Along with marching bands, they had marching maids. Back before some idiot decided to drive a car into a crowd of people in Akihabara a year ago, it was common for Chuu-ou Dori to be closed off to street traffic on Sundays so that large group maid dances could be staged.

Although they need to find new venues to perform at, they're still doing the large group dances. Maids just want to have fun.

1 comment:

  1. Cool, that's a good use of space. Even in the middle of the road!