Pikachu Outbreak

Started in 2014 as a one time Nintendo promotion, the Pikachu Outbreak in Yokohama has become an annual event that continues to grow in size and popularity. Held over a week-long period in early August, Pikachu Outbreak boasts a reported 1,000 costumed critters performing in various events around Minato Mirai, Yokohama Station and other tourist…

Shirasu

Shirasu are immature white¬†fish that are a staple in the Japanese diet. They swim together in large schools and not difficult for fishermen to scoop out of the ocean in large quantities. One fisherman on television recently said he can catch 150kg (330 lbs.) of shirasu in a single outing.¬†Shirasu can be eaten raw or…

Pikachu

The Pokemon franchise has now been going strong for over two decades, lead by the cute and cuddly pokemon, Pikachu. A favorite of kids and adults alike, Pikachu is a marketing powerhouse who finds himself outside of the video games and kids television shows that made him famous and onto ice cream bars, oven mitts…