Wafusohonke is a Japanese TV program from Osaka informing about aspects of Japanese culture many Japanese don’t even know about.

In one part called “My First Japan”, foreigners who have been in Japan for only a short time, are accompanied to various sightseeing spots, restaurants and locations in Izumo (Shimane prefecture) or Aomori prefecture. The idea is to explore and experience Japan with a fresh viewpoint and to “re-explore” parts in Japan many Japanese forgot about.

Wafusohonke is looking for two foreigners to take part in this shooting! This is a great chance to experience a more rural part of Japan, go on an all-expense-paid trip, make some money and maybe become a future celebrity in Japan!

Check out this video to get an idea about “My First Japan”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDzGSuh7PGY

Program name: Wafusohonke (Televised nationwide on the TV Tokyo network)
Main characters in the show:  Hisako Manda,Takahiro Azuma etc
Scheduled date of broadcast:  2018 January 11th Thursday
Broadcast time: 9:00~10:00 PM
Application period:9 November (It’s OK if you will bring the application form with you on the day)
Audition date:12 November (If you aren’t available, please feel free to contact Wafusohonke)
Shooting dates:It is 3days and 2nights in 7th from 3rd or 11th from 8th December
Locations:Izumo area(Shimane) or Aomori, Japan
Reward:20,000 yen per person for 3 days shooting ( Wafusohonke bears all of your expenses)

Application Process

  • Foreigners who are living in Japan less than half a year
  • Someone who has high motivation, ispositive and active.
  • Someone who is speaking English or Japanese. ( We have an English interpreter. )
  • Please send your profile and your photograph with mail to “[email protected]

Download all infos as PDF including the APPLICATION FORM

DO NOT send your application form to Japan Room Finder but only to the above-mentioned mail address!

Further Infos:
Wafusohonke Website: http://www.tv-osaka.co.jp/ip4/wafu/
Infos on the TV program in Japanese on Wikipedia: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/和風総本家
Youtube Video of “My First Japan” trip to Setouchi 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDzGSuh7PGY