Sometimes I host visitors to Sapporo on the Couch Surfing website - usually young, foreigners travelling around Japan.
They come and stay at Imagine for a night or two for free, sleeping on futons on the carpet and buying food from the supermarket etc.
Couch Surfing is a wonderful people-to-people friendship and trvel website.
But this weekend?
Two university students from Shanghai came, and an American woman who is working in China came. WHY?
They all came for the Arashi concerts at Sapporo Dome!!! Saturday night and Sunday night.
Isn't that amazing? J-Pop has reached so far that fans in China will actually buy airtickts and fly in for the weekend to see their idols in Sapporo.