And just like that, we’re down to the Final Four. There were a lot of tight races last round, especially with Haruki Murakami and Taiko which both just barely hung on by one vote over their traditional competitors. They proved that traditions are meant to be broken and now we’ll see if they can keep their wishes over Daruma and swim with the best of them to beat out Koi to advance to the finals. Enough talking, on to the votes!
|Koi splashed Nobuo Uematsu’s Final Fantasy of being named March Japanness 2017 winner, while Golden Pavilion took a pounding from Taiko at the last second in a narrowly-won race between two of Japan’s most treasured arts. Will Koi come out on top, or will Taiko drum up enough momentum to advance to the final round?
Koi vs Taiko
Total Voters: 62
Daruma dolls toppled Unagi, and the epicurean Haruki Murakami cleaned Kaiseki’s many plates. With food out of the picture, which of these contenders will get their just desserts in the Top Two of March Japanness?
Daruma vs Haruki Murakami
Total Voters: 36