Tuesday, August 28, 2012

J-Pop Summit Festival 2012

J-Pop SummitThe J-Pop Summit Festival, a gathering of Japanese pop culture fans, was held in Japantown over the weekend. It had the atmosphere of a small street fair, with live entertainment, vendor booths, fashions, & food trucks. I watched a Pac-Man musical & a Gothic Lolita fashion show with an Alice in Wonderland theme.

J-Pop Summit FestivalMuch criminally cute merchandise was for sale.
J-Pop Summit
Artist Ken Hamazaki found a prominent spot for his street performance version of a tea ceremony. It's an irresistible photo op.

J-Pop SummitI ended up passing through the fair both days & had happy, unexpected encounters with friends & relatives. I also found myself briefly guarding the booth of clothing vendor Korrupt Label.

§ J-Pop Summit Festival 2012
August 25 & 26, 2012
11am - 6pm
San Francisco Japantown

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