BOOKOFF is the largest chain of used bookstores from Japan. They don’t only sell used books though! They also sell manga, CDs, DVDs, video game consoles and games, Anime figures, and more. A new subset of BOOKOFF called AnimeLab is a specialty store that features all things Anime!View More Grand Opening of BOOKOFF AnimeLab Irvine
This past weekend was the Autumn Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The Autumn Festival is a celebration of Asian culture, highlighting the traditions and cultures of Japan, China, Korea, and the Philippines. The festival featured traditional craft demonstrations, music, dance, cultural arts exhibits, and storytelling.View More A fin-credible time performing at the Autumn Festival at the Aquarium of the Pacific!
This past weekend was the OC Japan Fair 2023 held at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. The OC Japan Fair was founded in 2009. If you can believe it, I was actually a musical guest that year as well.View More The rising popularity of Japanese culture on display at OC Japan Fair
Taste of Japan is a very popular food festival that celebrates Japanese culture which is usually held at the Anaheim Gardenwalk.View More The first Taste of Japan in Phoenix, Arizona!
I went to the LA grand opening of Japan’s largest Anime retailer Animate! Animate is the largest Anime retailer that first opened in Ikebukuro, Tokyo in 1983.View More I went to the LA grand opening of Japan’s largest Anime retailer Animate!
I performed my original Jpop/City Pop music as well as famous Anime covers from my favorites Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sailor Moon, and Kiki’s Delivery Service.View More I was a music guest at the HONDA-YA 30th Anniversary Charity Event!
HONDA-YA is having a 30th Anniversary Charity event on Sept. 17th! Can you believe they are celebrating their 30th anniversary?View More HONDA-YA will celebrate their 30th Anniversary with a Charity Event!
I fell in love with Ito’s detailed horrifying and at times comedic art and had to find other ways to read his manga before it was ever released in the US. The first time I met Junji Ito was in Japan at Tower Records and I was the only foreigner at the event.View More The International rise of Junji Ito
A day in the life of a Tokyo college student : Sawa introduce hot trend of ordinary college girl’s life from Tokyo.View More “NANA,” a Manga Released More Than 20 Years Ago, Captivated Me as a Teenager
I have performed at many festivals in Little Tokyo before but I felt Kazoku was very unique because of their focus on Jazz Hip Hop and Soul.View More Jazz Hip Hop Festival Kazoku in Little Tokyo!
I was a special guest at the Nova Vita Festival at Tanaka Farms! The Nova Vita Foundation is a Non-profit organization that focuses on creating solutions and leaders for a brighter future.View More I was a Special Guest at the Nova Vita Festival at Tanaka Farms!
I had two concerts at this year’s Anime Expo. Being an industry music artist you get to see a lot of what goes on behind the scenes at AX. And I just want to say I have a huge respect for the staff running the biggest Anime convention in the US.View More Backstage with Jpop/Anime Music Artist Stephanie Yanez at Anime Expo