Binge-worthy: The Makanai: Cooking For The Maiko House empowers women and their art

Nana Mori (left) and Natsuki Deguchi play best friends with different dreams in The Makanai: Cooking For The Maiko House. PHOTO: NETFLIX
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The Makanai: Cooking For The Maiko House
Netflix
4 stars

A tale of friendship, food and art, The Makanai: Cooking For The Maiko House is Palme d’Or-winning Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Shoplifters, 2018) first attempt at a scripted series for Netflix, acting as showrunner, producer and co-writer.

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