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3 Sites to Stay Up-to-Date with Japan’s Quirky Street Fashion Trends

Nowadays, street fashion in Japan is a big deal, it’s not just a group of Lolita and cosplay fans anymore. The variety of street style, especially in Tokyo can be quite different from other cultures with its individuality and uniqueness. amintaonline.com/ Sometimes, it may be difficult for tourists to keep up to date with the…

7 Interesting Otaku Types You May Meet on Your Travels

Otaku can be loosely termed as “geeks” in the English language. Basically, otakus are people who are obsessed with a certain interest – sometimes to an unhealthy extent. These are some of the common types of otaku you may come across in Japan. 1. Anime/Manga Otaku This type of otaku generally has a large collection…

Behind the Scenes of Great Cosplay Shoots: Reality vs. Expectation

Cosplay is a work of art. Many cosplayers make their own costumes and props, do their own makeup and hairstyles which can be quite a tedious and painstaking process. For instance, some anime or manga characters have hairstyles that defy logic and gravity so the styles cannot be achieved just by using hairstyling products. Out…

5 Crazy Reasons You will Love Don Quijote

“Don don don Donki~Don Quijote…~” When you walk out of the store, this catchy music will never leave your head! What store? If you didn’t know by now, you’d better listen up! Don Quijote is a mega discount variety store that sells everything from boring white socks and some groceries to cutesy character onesies to…

5 Money-Saving Tips for Cosplayers

Can’t wait to have that jaw-dropping anime look you’ve been dreaming about for so long? You’re not alone. Anime has had a great impact on youth culture all over the world and didn’t just encourage many to watch long-running series across different genres. It also brought forward the fun and excitement that ‘kospurei’ (English: cosplay)…

How did Halloween Become so Popular in Japan?

It’s October, and from the very first weeks of this month, you have probably been seeing many shops and street corners being decorated with pumpkin lanterns and other orange and purple colored miscellaneous decorations. Even though it was imported from the West, Japanese somehow turned this scary-but-not-so-scary holiday into their own Japanese style celebration. The…

10 Awesome Gift Ideas to Amaze Your Anime Geek Friends!

In Japan, it is the general custom to pick up some “omiyage”, or “gifts” for your loved ones whenever you visit a different place. It is somewhat similar in other countries, where we encourage the idea that if you go somewhere, particularly a different country, you should buy some kind of gift for your friends…

Cosplay fun in Osaka! Nipponbashi Street Festival

One of the things Japan is hugely famous for around the world is its love of Cosplay! For anyone unfamiliar with cosplay it comes from the words “costume” and “play” and involves dressing up and acting like your favourite characters from manga, anime, movies or video games. Lots of us have had a go at…

Halloween in Osaka: Frightfully Fun Street Partying!

Halloween is a massive thing in Japan. This may seem strange, as it is a traditionally western event and doesn’t have historical significance in Japan or much of the rest of Asia. But over the last decade October 31st has become a great excuse for wacky costumes, street parades, Halloween parties, and all the other…

Annual World Cosplay Summit, Nagoya

What is World Cosplay Summit? japan-attractions.jp/ Japan’s manga and anime have influenced people around the world. As a result of its crazy popularity, the World Cosplay Summit was created. World Cosplay Summit is a cosplay event held by WCS Inc. In 2003 the event was held by Japanese television station, TV Aichi, as a sign…
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