Love was in the air in CC220 Friday Feb 14, along with Japanese music.
The anime club hosted its first ever Café Amoré for those looking to get into the Valentines Day mood. With food, music and friendly company, it was a little corner of coziness on campus. But it wasn’t your average Valentine’s Day snack bar. Instead, the anime club decided to bring a slice of Japanese culture to Northampton.
The first thing to take you by surprise: Maid outfits. Café Amoré was designed to be a miniature Japanese maid café, where the employees are maids and the customers their masters.
“They’re really popular in Japan,” said Fernand Miguel Reyes-Viruet, a network security major and one of the members helping run the event.
As Computer Science Major Shannon Maragh put it;
“Every customer is made to feel rich enough to have a maid or butler.”
The staff dressed the part with girls as maids and guys as butlers. They welcomed guests by greeting them as “master” and “mistress” before taking them to their seats. On the menu were various pastries, desserts, and some Japanese favorites. Guests could sit and talk with their assigned servers, request songs or join in on a Cards Against Humanity tournament.
The event’s proceeds went to benefit the Anime Club.