Hello, everyone! Today I'm plugging the Yanfes! event and hunt that has been going on throughout the month of April. (Sorry for the late coverage; it's been a rough month IRL.) The official site is here, but since it's entirely in Japanese, I'm providing a short guide in English here!
Until April 30th at the Kaku-Machi SIM, you can enjoy a fun market with freebies, a bunch of awesome photos and, best of all, a free hunt with 49 prizes, including the badass one-piece biker uniform I'm wearing above!
Scattered throughout the areas of the SIM marked on the map below are oblong pieces of bread (pan) set for sale at L$0. They're all the same shape and color, but their size varies wildly. Some are as small as a fingernail, and others are as big as the roof of a house! You can find 22 of them in the landing area (the school and the bridge) and 27 of them in the market area.
The hunt object (pan)
Overhead map of the hunt area (outlined in yellow X's)
So, what is "Yanfes" anyway?
It's a festival for all things yankee (yankii), which is a subculture in Japan that combines elements of American rockabilly (50s music, pompadour haircuts, leather jackets, motorcycles) with rebellion, teenage delinquency, and general badassery. You can read more about yankii culture and the etymology of the term here on Timeline.com. In Japanese pop culture, references to yankii include chain-smoking schoolgirls with bleached hair, ankle-length sailor skirts, brawls on the roof after school, and scooter races. Lots of races with seriously decked out scooters. Tofugu has a great article on the history of bosozoku, which is a culture closely associated with yankii.
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For previews of all of the hunt prizes that merchants are offering up, keep reading beneath the cut!