World Cosplay Summit 2016 official trailer

Trailer video for the 2016 World Cosplay Summit which will be held on July 30 to August 7 in Japan. The video shows some history of the convention, plus clips from the cosplay competition (presumably from 2015), parade and side events.

The WCS is held over a one week period where representatives from different countries visit various parts of Japan, including Akihabara, Kyoto and Sendai, to promote the Japanese youth culture and its ability to connect internationally. The finale is usually held in Nagoya on the first weekend of August.

Comiket 86 Cosplay etc.

Comiket, or Comic Market, is the world’s largest dōjinshi (aka self-published books/manga/art) fair, held twice a year in Tokyo, Japan. The most recent Comiket, the Comiket 86, was held on August 15-17, 2014. Over half a million people attended the event. Photos by Rocketnews.

Comiket 86 crowd

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Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Video from the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show which was held last month at the Tokyo Big Sight. The highlights are eco-friendly vehicles and next-generation concept cars.

Nogizaka46 Seijin no Hi 2013

Four members of Japanese pop group Nogizaka46 – i.e. Sayuri Matsumura, Nanami Hashimoto, Mai Shiraishi and Misa Eto – celebrated Seijin no Hi (Coming of Age Day) on January 13 in traditional kimono costumes.

Seijin no Hi is a national holiday (second Monday in January each year) for Japanese who reached the legal age of adulthood (20) to celebrate their new status. Many would don in kimono and visit a shrine that day.

Nogizaka46 Japanese Seijin no Hi 2013

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Tokyo Marathon 2012 costume runners

Collection of photos (in video) of cosplayers running the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday – Mario, Son Goku, Dark Vader, Jesus, super heroes, banana, and ball juggler etc…