Japan will soon welcome its first all-Russian maid cafe after being backed by an overflowing crowdfund.
Managed by cosplayer Nastyan, the establishment, launching as ItaCafe, will open in October. On top of its all-Russian maid crew, the diner will serve authentic Russian food, according to RocketNews24.
— ナスチャん (@nastyan_cos) July 24, 2016
The maid uniforms are designed by Nastyan too, and supporters are eager to see it come to life.
The venture was established thanks to the overflowing crowdfunding Nastyan and her team are receiving over Campfire. As of press time, the project has raked in 1,707,000 Yen ($16,558), which is 853% above their 200,000-Yen ($1,940) goal.
Supporters pledging $107 qualify for the cafe’s food tasting sessions on October 2 and 9. Each session accommodates up to 30 people.
— ナスチャん (@nastyan_cos) August 20, 2015
Supporters that pledge certain amounts will receive corresponding rewards. The most expensive pledge is worth 1,000,000 Yen ($9,717), and it comes with an all-expenses-paid, 5-day group tour to Russia with the cafe’s maids. Travel is set in December 2017.
— ナスチャん (@nastyan_cos) September 23, 2015
Meanwhile, the cheapest pledge eligible for reward is 3,000 Yen ($29). It covers an Original New Year’s card (exclusive photo) with a hand-written message.
— ナスチャん (@nastyan_cos) November 29, 2015
ItaCafe’s Russian maids are off to a good start, but of course, they may not thrive without competition, especially when you have bikini-clad waitresses that pretend to be your wife.
— ナスチャん (@nastyan_cos) August 12, 2016