Nevertheless, here is an introduction about the Japan Expo in Paris:
“Since the first edition, Japan Expo assigned itself two golden words: knowledge and entertainment. From Manga to J-Music, Cosplay shows to martial arts, the festival tackles as much traditional Japanese culture as contemporary pop culture.
Japan Expo is not a mere festival but a real party event! Among the many exhibitors you can find publishers from the Manga, Anime and video games markets, a great deal of shops, Young Designers under Japanese influence, as well as hundreds of fanzines and amateur booths.
The festival is also a place of amazing meetings between passionate people who like to gather around thousands activities: conferences, fashion shows, martial arts initiations, previews, Cosplay, Karaoke contests, video game tournaments, showcases…
But Japan Expo would be nothing without its prestigious guests! Mangaka, chara-designers, singers, directors, authors… Coming from Japan, France and other countries they have the opportunity here to meet their public and other artists.
Among the new activities of the last festivals, let’s mention initiation to base-ball (the Japanese national sport) thanks to the exceptional Batting Center, the development of the traditional area, the apparition of Kyûdô, traditional archery, Japanese tuning and musical discoveries with the J.E. Music Box.”
I missed X Japan, Iruma Rioka, beautiful fashion shows, the European Cosplay Gathering, music shows…. *drop* I missed….. too much!
However, there is nothing I can do… I can achieve anything if I whine the whole day… Well, I hope to participate next year!! It looks so thrilling