Godzilla, sushi, samurai, Pokemon, cherry blossoms, sake, ramen, unexpected World Cup success, salarymen, J-pop, and the sad beauty of fleeting things...
If you're a fan of Japanese culture (and there's an awful lot there to like), and you happen to be thinking about a trip over now that the country has opened up again, then this is the event you've been waiting for.
Just $40 gets you a delicious Japanese dinner followed by a super fun Japanese trivia night. And that would be drawcard enough for anyone who knows their Kurosawa from their Kawakubo, but get this: the prizes are fantastic.
Grand prize for those who really know their stuff is 2x JR Passes enabling you to get around Japan, valued at over $600 and valid for a year. Second prize is 2x Universal Studios Japan tickets. Third prize is x teamLab Planets Tokyo tickets (an attraction where you can literally step into the world of art). And for bonus prizes there are 10 x Kinokuniya bookstore vouchers. All prizes are valid for two years so you've got time to plan your journey to the land of the risig sun.
The Japan Trivia Night has been organised by Klook – a young and fun online travel agency that specialises in activities, experiences and tours in Australia and around the world. Bryan from Lucky Trivia will be your the quizmaster, and as well as Japanese food you'll enjoy sake and a special Japanese Taiko drum show before the trivia commences.
It's all happening at Masuya Suisan restaurant in Haymarket (corner of Pitt and Campbell Streets) on Tuesday December 6 from 5.30pm. Maximum capacity is 60, so be quicker than a bullet train if you want in.