I am proud of this photo a lot!
Since it was during Golden Week, and the weekend, it was severely crowded! There were people everywhere, and walking along the sidewalks took a long time. Enter shops was difficult, and the wait times to get into a maid cafe were in the hours. I personally didn't want to wait for that, but luckily there was enough to see just on the street.
Maid cafes are places where you can have some food and drinks while you interact with a young girl dressed in a maid uniform. Photos of the maids are prohibited unless you pay money, but you can see them and photograph them for free on the streets.
This girl was super cute and pretty!! I wish I could get her face better.
I call this shot Beauty and the Beasts - no, that's terrible! But sadly she was touching her face at just the wrong second
Actually they don't want you to take their photos, they prefer you come to their cafe and pay money, but snapping some sneaky photos is just fine haha. At times it was difficult to take photos through the dense crowds of people, let alone even stop on the street. But that also meant there were more maids out.
Lovely angel maid helping with directions
I have read online that maid cafes send out their most cute and friendly girls to hand the flyers out on the street. So the ones you will find in the cafes are not as cute as the girls on the street. I don't know how true that is, but it sounds like a smart strategy to me haha! Although I think it must be difficult to serve nerds.
Fancy jacket and bag
Maids are not the only interesting people to photograph while in Akihabara. You may come across the odd cosplayer (I didn't see any this time) and the regular people can be quite nerdy and strange haha. You might catch a glimpse of an interesting t-shirt or two, or even a completely coordinated outfit in homage to a favorite anime.
And I was also able to see this character on the street, doing a very cute bouncy dance. I know I have seen this character before, it's from some anime? I don't remember at all. If you know the characters name or it's origin, please let me know in a comment haha!
What character is this??
I have a lot more photos from Akihabara, and I will certainly write more about my day there. I just can't do it all at once because it would become like a novel haha^^ I will also go to a Maid Cafe later in the month so I can give you guess a review and report! I am not looking forward to having to say the silly "moe" things that make you say to make your food magical though haha!