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Overview of the main area (Photo: Tokyo Game Show 2014)

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Cosplay, or 'costume play', is a globally popular performance art that evolved from the otaku subculture born in Japan.

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Going to Comiket

Going to Comiket

Reika Clare

Guidelines for participating in Comic Market, the biggest anime, manga and game subculture event, which happens twice a year in..

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Toshimaen Cosplay Event 12

Toshimaen Cosplay Event


Witness Japanese teens dressing up as their favourite anime characters at an amusement park

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Cosquerade at Fushigi-ichi 2025

Cosquerade at Fushigi-ichi 2025

Mid Mar

The Fushigi-ichi matsuri held in front of Yokogawa station every April includes many festival-goers in elaborate cosplay costumes...

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Nipponbashi Street Festa

Nipponbashi Street Festa


An annual festival held in Osaka's electronics district (Den Den town) to celebrate the area's unique pop culture scene;..

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