Celebrate Goku Day With Excellent Dragon Ball Fan Art

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Did you know that May 9 is Goku Day in Japan? There is a good reason why today is the best day to celebrate the Dragon Ball hero.

In Japanese, five (五) is “go” and nine (九) is “kyuu” or “ku.” Voilà, “Goku”! While not an official holiday (dammit), people are using the tag #悟空の日 (Goku no Hi or “Goku Day”) to post fan art and share their appreciation for the Super Saiyan.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.