Tokyo’s Maid Cafes are part of the cosplay (or costume play) culture unique to Japan. Young women dress up as maids and serve customers at the venues, which have been booming in the last several years. Patrons, who are served tea and cakes, are of often greeted with “Welcome home, Master.”
And with something popular there is often a commercial spin off of some sort. In this case it’s themed cookies and cakes.
The sweets are also available in the school girl variety.
Imagine getting caught with these in customs and trying to explain yourself.
Have you ever brought something home from your travels that might be difficult to explain to a customs official?
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