Netflix has revealed first-look images for the upcoming Japanese slice-of-life series ‘The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House’.
The official synopsis reads:
“Set in the Geiko district of Kyoto, the protagonist Kiyo becomes a Makanai (person who cooks meals) at a house where Maiko (apprentice Geikos) live together. The story depicts the everyday life of Kiyo Maiko Sumire, her childhood friend who came with her from Aomori to Kyoto, amid a vibrant world of Geiko and Maiko courtesans and delicious food.”
‘The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House’ is based on the manga Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san by Aiko Koyama (Weekly Shonen Sunday).
Nana Mori (Kiyo), Natsuki Deguchi (Sumire), Aju Makita (Ryoko), Keiko Matsuzaka (Chiyo), Mayu Matsuoka (Yoshino), Takako Tokiwa (Azusa) form the main cast.
The nine-episode series is set to release on January 12, 2023.