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The making video of The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House is out- Cinema express

The making video of The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House is out

Hirokazu Kore-eda is the series' showrunner

Published: 25th January 2023
The Makanai--Cooking for the Maiko House

The making video of The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House, the upcoming Japanese series created by Hirokazu Kore-eda, was released.

The nine-episode series is currently streaming on Netflix. It is based on the manga (Japanese novel or graphic novel) MAIKO-SAN CHI NO MAKANAI-SAN by Aiko Koyama (Weekly Shonen Sunday).

In the making video, Kore-eda talks about the casting process, and the actors share thoughts about their characters and their experience working in the film. 

Set in the Geiko district of Kyoto, the protagonist Kiyo (Nana Mori) becomes a Makanai (person who cooks meals) at a house where Maiko (apprentice Geiko) live together. The story depicts the everyday life of Kiyo and Maiko Sumire (Natsuki Deguchi), her childhood friend who came with her from Aomori to Kyoto, amid a vibrant world of Geiko and Maiko courtesans and delicious food.

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