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KyotoTown ≪ Weekends, holidays and Maiko’s day off≫

Hello this is Myako,

Maiko normally take day off two days a month.These days are on Sundays which are second and last week because Ochaya(Ozashiki) are closed on these days.

Many of you might wonder why Ochaya are closed on Sundays..

Compare to regular restaurants(oryori ya),restaurants have day-off during weekdays but Ochaya(Ozashiki) are closed mostly on Sundays and holidays.
..Why is that?
It is because most customers of Ochaya are men who work hard in daytime then they come to Ozashiki to relax at evening time.
They come to Ozashiki for business meeting as well.

‘Our regular customers who are busy working on weekdays come here to relax or to have business meeting after work.
And Weekends are their family service days. Sometimes they take their family to Ozashiki to celebrate their family anniversary. It make me so happy.’
Mom of Ochaya said oneday.

Even though many tourist come to Hanamchi on weekends and  holidays,Geiko and Maiko also take day off these days.
And after holidays, not only Geiko and Maiko but also regular customers are all coming back to Hanamachi.

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