Moomin Café in Tokyo – level 2

01-08-2014 15:00

The Moomin series, created by a Finnish illustrator, has a large fan base in Japan. There’s even a Moomin café in Tokyo. It opened in 2003.

When a customer comes in, a staff member takes a Moomin character and puts it at the customer’s table. You know, to keep him or her company.

Sometimes, staff move the characters from one customer to another because the café has only seven Moomin characters. The Moomin fans are not the only ones who like the café. Everybody enjoys the special experience.

Difficult words: staff member (person who works somewhere), character (person in a book, play or film), to keep somebody company (to be with somebody), fan (person who really likes something or someone).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you like the Moomins?

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