Japan Festival 2012
The 30th annual Japan Festival planned to be held on June 9 and 10, 2012 is sponsored by Mid America Japanese Club in partnership with the district 214 Community Education. The main purpose of the Japan Festival is to introduce Japanese Culture to local communities.
June 9 (Sat) 11:00 AM — 6:00 PM
June 10 (Sun) 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Forest View Educational Center
2121 S. Goebbert Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(1 Block East of “Mitsuwa Market”)
Free Admission, Free Parking
In addition to the many events scheduled, there is going to be a Cosplay Fashion Show.
Cosplay, short for “Costume Play”, is a form of art performed by participants wearing outfits themselves to define a specific character. Cosplay participants, aka “cosplayers”, mainly source their characters based on Japanese and East Asian media such as anime and manga. But over time it has expanded to mostly all ranges of media from around the world through comic books, video games, television, and more. Cosplay is viewed as a hobby to show off their own handmade creations, take photos, and possibly enter in costume contests. It expresses the freedom of the individual’s passion for the hobby and represents the character they are portraying as.
Cosplay Fashion Show
June 9, Saturday
June 9 Saturday
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM