Japan Block Fair was held on September 12th, 2015 in lower Manhattan. The entire fair was only around 2-short blocks; as far as a street fairs go, it was on the smaller side. That was disappointing, although, it cut down on needless wandering and an over-saturation of vendors selling the same thing. The weather wasn’t so great; overcast and drizzling from time to time. During peek times there were huge lines queuing up, especially outside the Takoyaki stand.Not being a fan of seafood, I didn’t eat anything. I hate the sweetness and consistency of dango; octopus and squid frighten me– but I didn’t have an appetite regardless, so I didn’t feel I was missing out. I was more interested in just checking it out the event. The only thing I ate was a strawberry ice cream sorta thing. It was pretty good, but nothing spectacular. My girlfriend ate a lot though, and she said the takoyaki was the best she’s had. The prices were as to be expected, expensive. Everything Japanese in New York is overpriced so it’s not as though I was really surprised. The energy at the fair was good. Many people had smiles on their faces as they wolfed down food and chatted. Everyone seemed approachable and relaxed and so I didn’t feel as awkward taking pictures. There were a lot of attractive Japanese and Korean girls, which I thoroughly enjoyed checking out. Unfortunately, there were also cosplayers– which I hate– waltzing around in their terrible costumes. There were far more real people than Narutos in attendance, so it was bearable.This picture may not be the best example, but this girl looked a lot like the AV-idol Yuma Asami. There isn’t much to say about Japan Block Fair. And I’m not saying this to detract from the event, I mean it literally. If you’re looking for some good Japanese food and a lighthearted atmosphere, you should consider going.