It’s The 63rd Annual Sapporo Snow Festival This Week! Who’re You Rooting For?

Japan is known to for their bizarre and over-the-top festivals. A few that come to mind are the 裸祭り (はだかまつり, Naked Festival), the かなまら祭り (かなまらまつり, Penis Festival), and the 御柱 (おんばしら, festival with the extreme log … [Read more...]

What Do Japanese Telephones Have to Do With Disco? [Saturday Timewaster]

Well, The Telephones are a band, and many of their song titles have something to do with disco, so there's the answer to your question. But don't leave yet! There's so much more entertainment ahead, I promise! Formed in … [Read more...]

Why Go To Mt. Fuji When You Can Go To Fuji-Q Highland, Koichi’s Favorite Amusement Park?

Image source Most people know about Tokyo's Disneyland and a decent amount know of Osaka's Universal Studios Japan (also known as USJ, which is eerily similar to Universal Studios in Orlando btw) but not many know about … [Read more...]

Don’t Know Polysics? You’re Missing Out On The Most Eccentric Band In Japan. [Saturday Timewaster]

I would like to dedicate this short post to our good friend Hashi. Little Hashi has not heard the fantasicality that is Polysics (the poor, poor boy), and I figured if someone as cool and well internetted as he had not … [Read more...]

Japan’s Greatest Artist Site Pixiv Is Going International (And Tofugu Readers Get Early Alpha Access)

*If you just want the invite to get into Pixiv.com's alpha testing group, skip down to the bottom of the article. Maybe you've heard of DeviantArt. It's a big art website that people like everywhere except Japan. Even … [Read more...]