Thanks for the link, Arrianna! Sounds like a great book. Will seriously consider ordering it... if my dad lets me use his card.
Have fun at the Festival! Yeah, they're the best places to get Japanese food. Most of the Japanese food sold in supermarkets here are made by non-Japanese, so they tend not to taste as good (lack of authenticity? I don't know). The food at food fairs are almost always made by Japanese chefs, so they taste... better, IMO. I can't wait for the next food fair - I'm seriously craving takoyaki. With LOTS of bonito flakes.