Sakura Sunday‘s official area focused on anime, manga, and other forms of contemporary Japanese culture will return this year. Little Akiba – named after one of Tokyo’s most famous districts – Akihabara, casually referred to as Akiba – is the place to be for all things otaku! In addition to vendors of anime/manga type goods, the area will also include:
Karaoke & J-Core Music
DJ Kurono will be providing the soundtrack and setting the mood for the area with anime inspired music and karaoke performances including some from KitsuneSqueak. You can get in the act too by stopping by to sing your favorite Japanese song. Feel free to bring your music on CD, USB drive, or MP3 player to guarantee your chance to showcase your pipes!
Cosplay Fashion Show
Eastern Pennsylvania’s largest anime convention Zenkaikon will return to bring a sampling of their annual festivities. In addition to their Anime/Manga swap meet, they’ll be leading the cosplay fashion show! You can sign up for the fashion show online, there will be limited slots on Sakura Sunday. Follow Zenkaikon on facebook, tumblr, or twitter to stay up to date on details and for news on their convention.
Harajuku Fashion Show
We’ve got a double dose of Fashion in 2015. Smak Parlor will be showcasing Harajuku-inspired fashions on both the main stage and Little Akiba’s runway!
How do I get to Little Akiba?
Once you get off your plane to Tokyo take the Hibiya line to… just kidding. Little Akiba is located between the Main entrance and the Horticulture Center just off the pathway at the reflecting pool. Stay tuned for our map. Check out the full Sakura Sunday schedule here.