We are excited to share that Anime Matsuri, one of the largest anime conventions in North America is coming to Hawai‘i next month! Anime Matsuri is an annual anime, Japanese culture and related arts convention that started in Houston, Texas. From cosplay (costume in play), music, fashion, anime, art, or collectibles; you name it, they’ve got it! Through cultural panels, exhibits, workshops and other fun events, Anime Matsuri Hawai‘i envisions this convention to serve as a bridge from the East and West and from Houston to Hawaii. They not only bring the excitement of Japan, but also try to educate the community on cultural diversity.
Hawai‘i’s inaugural Anime Matsuri will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center from November 27 – 29, 2015. The 3-day “matsuri” (festival) will be full of many exciting panels, workshops, contests and events. Some of the main events include a Live Concert featuring a popular band from Japan, Japanese Fashion Show featuring popular clothing labels, models and designers from Japan. Lastly, our Exhibit Hall 2 will feature the Vendor Area with exhibits, vendors and artists showcasing everything from video games to action figures, to Japanese fashion and more!
For more information, please visit their website at http://hawaii.animematsuri.com.