Ramen Expo USA 2017!

This year the first Ramen Expo USA was held in Austin, Texas, and it was as Ramen-tastic as you can imagine! Checkout the following video of Ramen Expo USA 2017! Read below for our detailed review of the event. As you can see by the video, there were a lot of vendors providing samples of…

Japanese Manners For Travel To Japan!

As more and more foreigners travel to Japan, it has become increasingly important for everyone to understand Japanese manners and etiquette. Whenever I travel to Japan, I see many foreigners committing the same etiquette mistakes—mainly because they just don’t know that what they are doing is rude or disrespectful. So my goal is to provide…

88-Stop Anime Pilgrimage In Japan!

The Anime Tourism Association has just announced that more than 80 cities, towns, and wards have been selected for the “Anime Tourism 88-Stop Pilgrimage.” The locations will contain places that were shown-in or inspired scenes in various different anime. The 88-Anime Pilgrimage is based on the the Shikoku Henro–the 88-Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage. Some of the…

Ramen Expo USA 2017!

Ramen fans get your chopsticks ready! Ramen Expo USA is coming to Austin, Texas on October 9 and October 10, 2017! Do you own a restaurant? Do you want authentic Japanese ingredients and products? Do you dream about swimming in a pool of ramen? I know I do! Well, if you answered yes to any…

Japan Gets 3rd Place In Air Guitar!

It looks like one of the cool ways to play some air guitar is while wearing your Sumo gear or Samurai armor. At least this is what Shota Monden–better known as “Show-Show”–did at the Air Guitar World Championships. His amazing routines earned him 3rd place, and he definital had fun doing it. Checkout his routines…

Tokushima “Awa Odori” Festival!

If you like to dance, then head over to Tokushima for the annual “Awa Odori” Festival! Over 1.2 Million performers and spectators will be in Tokushima, Japan over the next few days to take part in one of Japan’s largest dance festivals! “Awa Odori” is part of the Obon festival in Tokushima, and originates from…