Goliath: I have always greeted the dawn facing out, in the direction from which trouble may come.
Kai: Here we face in, towards our home. It is a bond of trust with our human protectors.
Taro: Hey, nobody ever got rich off Bushido.
In the theme park Taro had built, you can see that Castle Wyvern is one of the structures.
In Greg's "Timedancer" spinoff, Brooklyn was to travel to 16th Century Ishimura, where he accidentally picks up samurai gargoyle Sata. Sata and Brooklyn became mates later, and she bore him fraternal twins, which in the TGS fanfics were named Graeme and Ariana.
This is the second episode you see Elisa in a different outfit, most notably a kimono.
Visual: Japanese Theme Park
One can't help but feel writer Gary Sperling is taking a jab or two at the Disney theme parks - either the miniaturized "Japan Pavilion" at Epcot Center in Florida, or Tokyo Disneyland, which opened in 1983.