Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden Revisited

As you may remember, I visited the Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden a couple of years ago… Read More

Slideshow and Video from Japan Nite 2010 at SXSW

Ordinarily, I avoid music festivals like the plague. You see, I have a bit of a phobia about large crowds… Read More

American Genshiken: Otaku and Their Conversations over Sushi

If you've ever wanted to be a fly on the wall around people who are passionate about anime, manga, and… Read More

Toshie Suzuki at Kick Butt Coffee

On Monday of this past week, Tsugaru shamisen player Toshie Suzuki performed at Kick Butt Coffee's World Music Night at… Read More

Discovering New Music: Shugo Tokumaru

Of all things Japanese, I tend to be weakest in my knowledge of Japanese music, which is sad really. I… Read More

The First 3 Months of Austin Otaku

I started as a way to allay my own restlessness, living in the heart of Texas, far away from… Read More

Learning Traditional Japanese Dance in Austin

Of all the places on Earth to learn nihon buyo (traditional Japanese dance), you'd hardly expect Austin, deep in the… Read More

Otaku Indulgences of the Week of July 30th

Believe it or not, being an otaku can be quite a time drain. In addition to keeping up the Austin… Read More

Sing Along if You Know the Song

Asian Kung Fu Generation must have some friends in anime production world. Their songs have been used in hit shows… Read More