Title: Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san
English: Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House
Synonyms: The caterer at the Maiko Manor
Aired: Feb 25, 2021 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2021
Genres: Comedy, Shounen, Slice of Life
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Kiyo and Sumire came to Kyoto from Aomori Prefecture, dreaming of becoming maiko. But after an unexpected turn of events, Kiyo starts working as the live-in cook at the Maiko House. Their story unfolds in the Kagai, the Geiko and maiko district in Kyoto, alongside their housemate maikos. Kiyo nourishes them daily with her home-cooked meals, and Sumire strives toward her promising future as the once-in-a-century maiko. Step into the glamorous Kagai, warm your heart with behind-the-scenes anecdotes and Kiyo's kitchen episodes. Stay tuned for this touching tale of 2 childhood friends lifting each other up as they grow together. (Source: NHK World Japan, edited)