See also: YunmaoAyakawa.com and Yunmao Ayakawa's Rock-Yun-Roll News Blog
Yunmao Ayakawa is an accomplished Cosplay and Race Queen Idol, Actress, Writer, Artist, and Spokes Person for the Nihon Maid Association. She broke into the US market in 2006 when she was a guest at Anime Mid Atlantic and appeared as Toki Takahasu from TenBu Productions Manga Cove Pirate Mercenary. She has been featured on many Japanese and international TV shows and acts as an ambassador of Maid and Otaku cultures to many countries including the U.S., England, Spain, and Holland. She has also written popular segments for Cosmode Magazine (Japan), MSNBC online (Japan), Mainichi Newspapers, and Otaku USA magazine where she is the first Japanese cosplay idol to write articles specifically for a U.S. publication.
Because of her growing popularity, skills and authority on Otuku and Maid cultures, Yunmao occasionally appears on BBCs "Japanorama", has been featured on Spains "Otaku Reloaded" and Hollands Lost In Tokyo. She has appeared on "Moete Mucho" (TV Tokyo) and other Japanese variety shows. One of her more recent projects has featured her as the star of the Sentai TV Series "CHOSOKU SENSHI G-FIVE" in Japan. Yunmao is a top idol download for Japanese cell phone screen savers, games and even hosts a "Dear Abby" style advice service via cell phones in Japan. She holds a Japanese Teaching License for Art and is constantly commissioned to design costumes and Race Queen Outfits.
One of her most surprising achievements has been the crossover popularity of her healthy eating cookbook for Otaku, "Otameshi Cooking," that was printed in Japan in 2007.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- AMA Cosplay Fest 2016 - December 30, 2016 - January 1, 2017 in Chesapeake, VA
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2015 - June 19-21, 2015 in Chesapeake, VA
- Realms Con 2013 - October 4-6, 2013 in Corpus Christi, TX
- JAFAX 2013 - June 22-23, 2013 in Allendale, MI
- Katsucon 2011 - February 18-20, 2011 in National Harbor, MD
- Katsucon 2010 - February 12-14, 2010 in National Harbor, MD
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2009 - June 19-21, 2009 in Hampton, VA
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2007 - June 15-17, 2007 in Richmond, VA
- Daigacon 2007 - March 2-4, 2007 in Bowling Green, KY
- Anime Mid-Atlantic 2006 - June 16-18, 2006 in Richmond, VA