A news story from 2007 in England, talks about a British tearoom wanting to hire a…geisha?
Geishas are being sought to serve up green tea in cafes in rural Cumbria.
The Lake District is popular with Japanese tourists and there are hopes for a further wave of interest once the film Miss Potter opens in Japan.
Cumbria Tourism has translated a map of tea-serving places off the beaten track, into Japanese, and is hosting a Green Tea Day on 19 July.
And cafes on the tea trail are advertising for geishas to assist with the intricacies of the tea ceremony.
Applicants could also help translate some of the trickier recipe names, such as “tarty tarn drizzle” into Japanese.