So I made the mistake of going to a Japan food fair today. Okay so I originally didn’t think it was going to be a mistake but that basically changed the moment I got there.
The problem with this fair is it was pretty much in the middle of 2 other food fairs. If you’ve never been to a New York food fair I will explain what it’s like: Masses of stands side by side serving burnt meat, corn dogs, fruit slushies and stands selling I LOVE NEW YORK tshirts, discount tube socks, and bootleg movies/CDs/bags. That’s a typical NYC fair. The Japan food fair (and whatever else that they put in there) was smack in the middle of this. So now you got these stupid fat fuck tourists and stupid fat Americans who come from the “NYC” fair area and walk into the Japan fair area with their fingers covered in fucking funnel cake.
While they did have a few things like the Mitsuwa Matsuri such as yoyo fishing I couldn’t even tell what the fuck else was going on because everyone kept pushing and shoving each other like fucking cows. In addition all the fat cows wanted to eat their fucking meat so the area around the yakitori tent was so fucking packed and of course no one was moving…that you had to literally just start pushing people over like a bowling ball because it was impossible to get through.
While I saw a few people wearing yukatas (and a cool ojisan wearing one of those fancy man yukatas and geta) I also saw bleachtard cosplayers. So if the fatass New Yorkers blocking the way wasn’t enough, these retards and their facking swords took up at least the space of 2-3 people. The only thing I did was the kujibiki to win some tickets to Japan and sadly all I won was a pen and some tissues. We picked up a bunch of useful pamphlets and maps for our Japan trip but looking @ the prices we can basically get the same deal (Plus hotel) on Expedia. Anyway needless to say we didn’t actually eat any food because not only could we not even get to the booths but we couldn’t even see half of the booths because of all the hungry tubs of lard in the way. Instead we went to Korea town and got some beef to make our own yakiniku at home.
Ironically enough, in the non Japan areas of the food fair (the tube socks and funnel cakes), it seemed less crowded.