Nana Mori in a still from The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House, a nine-part Netflix series adapted from an award-winning manga series by Aiko Koyama. Photo: Netflix
Nana Mori in a still from The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House, a nine-part Netflix series adapted from an award-winning manga series by Aiko Koyama. Photo: Netflix
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Netflix drama review – The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House by Hirokazu Koreeda is a vibrant look at the geisha world and a celebration of homestyle cooking

  • Nana Mori and Natsuki Deguchi star as 16-year-old best friends who head to Kyoto to pursue their dreams of becoming apprentice geisha.
  • The series is full of beautiful kimonos, elegant performances and mouthwatering dishes, and provides broader knowledge of this fascinating Japanese subculture

Nana Mori in a still from The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House, a nine-part Netflix series adapted from an award-winning manga series by Aiko Koyama. Photo: Netflix
Nana Mori in a still from The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House, a nine-part Netflix series adapted from an award-winning manga series by Aiko Koyama. Photo: Netflix
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