Whenever I arrive in Japan, for my first meal do I go to a fancy sushi joint? A Michelin 3-star restaurant? An izakaya? Nope.View More If You Like Nikuman Buns, You’ll Love Nagano’s Oyaki
Where can you see Cherry Blossoms in Southern California?
Spring is almost here! It’s my favorite season because of the Cherry Blossom aka Sakura. The annual Cherry Blossom season in Japan is very special.View More Where can you see Cherry Blossoms in Southern California?
The Mountain Pirate Chicken Pun
If you’ve ever been to Nagano Prefecture in the Japanese Alps, you’ve probably had a chance to eat one of the local specialties, a type of fried chicken called sanzoku-yaki (山賊焼き) which is usually rendered into English as “Mountain pirate (or bandit) chicken.”View More The Mountain Pirate Chicken Pun
JAPANESE SAMURAI / Hattori Hanzo Masanari
Hattori Hanzo Masanari, also known as “Hattori Hanzo” or “Oni no Hanzo,” is a legendary figure in Japanese history. He was a samurai and a ninja.View More JAPANESE SAMURAI / Hattori Hanzo Masanari
Fun Ways for Anime Days
I performed two shows with different songs for each set. I have a lot of original music inspired by Anime, Japan, love, and life. I also perform my own renditions of Anime, City Pop, and Video Game songsView More Fun Ways for Anime Days
The festival of dolls or festival Hina (Hinamatsuri)
The origin of this holiday would come from China. During the period Edo, March 3 was considered the day of growth and the happiness of girls.View More The festival of dolls or festival Hina (Hinamatsuri)
25 Tips for a Great Trip to Japan
Everything you need to know about traveling in JapanView More 25 Tips for a Great Trip to Japan
Gashapon Bandai Official Shop in Little Tokyo!
check out the new Gashapon shop by Bandai in Little Tokyo! Gashapon (ガシャポン) are coin operated toy vending machines and is a trademark of Bandai.View More Gashapon Bandai Official Shop in Little Tokyo!
Why are Traffic Lights Blue in Japan?
Traffic lights in Japan are red, yellow, and blue. Or are they red, yellow, and green? Well…it depends on what you mean by blue and green.View More Why are Traffic Lights Blue in Japan?
The Uniqueness of Japanese Time
In Japan’s historic timekeeping system, the length of an hour changed dailyView More The Uniqueness of Japanese Time
How to celebrate Valentine’s Day Anime Style
Valentine’s Day is the best opportunity for fans to show their love for all things Anime. I came up with a list of some fun things we can all do to show our passion.View More How to celebrate Valentine’s Day Anime Style
JAPANESE SAMURAI / Oichi no Kata
Oichi no Kata compared to a modern-day American is Ms.Michelle Obama:
A woman who combines intelligence, love for her family, and core strength.