Monday, December 7, 2009

Cabaret Club Hostess Vs. Ginza Snack Mama?

In my little company there are two women who are known to be pretty feminine in the way they dress and the way they behave. One of them tries to use her feminity more aggressively towards the men, doing the pouting lips and trying to look cute when she needs some help or favor from somebody.

The other woman does not do it like that and always tries to behave professionally and not make any difference in behaviour whether the talking partner is a man or a woman. Although I have at times worked more or less close with both of these women I haven't really thought of it so much, but basically just seen that they have chosen different approaches.

But recently I heard from a member of the sales team that some of the apparently had putten some thought into this and played the game "what if..." and the case here was "what if woman A and woman B worked in the "mizushoubai" ("watertrade" i.e. nightlife) woman A would be working in a low grade Cabaret Club in Nishi-Kawaguchi, and woman B would be a Mama-san in a high class "snack bar" establishment".
This gets a bit difficult to explain for those not so informed in how these clubs work, but let's just say that Nishi-Kawaguchi is a more seedy area with girls with too much makeup laughing too loud while a Ginza snack bar is a pretty high class establishment that cater to politicians, doctors and people like that and that the Mama-san of such a place is very elegant.

I hadn't heard of this comparison before, but I could perfectly picture this scenario...

3 comments:

goinglocoinyokohama said...

interesting post!

hostinjapan said...

I completely agree. Some of my favorite customers were Mama-sans and really made the evenings enjoyable. Let's not forget they also make bank...

Kyabajo on the other hand...

Foggia said...

This is quite a demeaning comparison. Do they compare each other to gigolo hosts ?

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