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The Austin and Arthur Show

Jan 12, 2022

Have you ever wondered what kind of national holidays Japan has? While Western countries have specific holidays such as Halloween and Easter, Japan has several holiday “seasons” where you can experience a wide variety of festivities, foods, and events.

We share our experiences of:


-Outdoor spring picnics and Kanamara Matsuri, Japan’s fertility festival.

-Summer festivals and Obon season

-Celebrating New Years eve and New Years day in Japan

-Arthur’s experience celebrating New Years eve in Shibuya, the busiest nightlife area in Tokyo

-Golden Week, Silver Week, and many minor Japanese holidays

== About Austin and Arthur in Japan== 

We’re just two guys who have lived in Japan for a while and want to share our experiences.

Every week we get together, open a bottle of sake, and share our experiences living here uncensored.


If you want to get the real deal about being a foreigner in Japan, you’re going to love this.

About Arthur:

Born in Germany, Grew up in Boston, Schooled in Seattle. Started learning Japanese at 13 and just went with it. Loves Ukiyo-e and traditional Japanese culture.


About Austin:

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest United States. Former Marine, lover of onsen, gyoza, and adventuring into the wilderness. Has lived In Japan since 2017.