Cosplayers, idols, waitresses and bikini models dress up to celebrate Maid’s Day in Japan

Japan has a day for everything, thanks to a combination of months and days which, when pronounced together with a variety of Japanese, Chinese and English readings, create words which sound similar to a number of well-known products, events or activities. That’s the story behind Honey Day, or Hachimitsu Day, on August 3 (8=hachi 3=mitsu); Gomi Zero Day on May 30 (No Garbage Day [5=go 3=mi 0=zero]); and even “onani,” Masturbation Day on July 10 (0=o 7=na 2=ni 1=i]).

May 10 was also a special day, with the alternate reading for 10, “do”, creating the word “May-do”, making it the perfect day to commemorate Japanese maid culture. Fans and maids alike all had fun celebrating the day on Twitter with the hashtag #メイドの日, “Maid no Hi” or “Maid Day”, and we picked out some of the best to share with you!

To start things off, let’s take a look at some of Japan’s well-known bikini models dressed up in uniform.

28-year-old gravure idol and pin-up girl Saki Suzuki shared a photo of herself wearing a maid uniform at the age of 18.

Cosplayers also took advantage of the chance to dress up in honour of Maid’s Day

Cute idols also got in on the act, bringing attention to their clothing outfits and their musical outfits in the process.

Members of the female idol group Oyayubi Princess, from Ishikawa Prefecture, shared a couple of cat-like poses with the nation.

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