Retford to celebrate anime, Japanese culture in the first ever Japan Fest next Month

Retford to celebrate anime and Japanese culture in first ever Japan Fest next month

Otaku World Ltd will host their first ever Japan Fest at Retford Town Hall in The Square on Sunday, August 21st, from 11am to 5pm.

There will be a variety of activities at the event, including a beginner Manga workshop with Chie Kutusuwada (published author), and a Manga seminar for anyone interested in Japanese-style drawings.

The hall will feature a wide variety of hand-picked stalls that celebrate Japanese culture, as well as a beginners Japanese language workop, tea ceremonies, and origami.

Otaku World Ltd will host its first Japan Fest at Retford in August. Visitors at Otaku Link, the sister event of Otaku World Ltd are shown in this picture.

Live music will also take place, with Aki playing the koto, a traditional japanese guitar, and MION performing J-pop music.

MION has toured around the world and secured a number one hit ‘Summer Magic’ on the Oricon Daily Charts, as well as winning multiple awards including the YAMAHA’s Music Revolution competition.

Gamers can even enjoy taking part in a Pokémon switch and Yu Gi Oh tournament

Manuele Giacone, event promoter, said: “This event is being meticulously crafted by passionate and motivated individuals to bring a small taste of Japan to Retford.

“Our hope is that we can one, cater to the Japanese community and two, create an environment where the average person, no matter the age, can enjoy a day immersed in a culture which otherwise would be near impossible to engage with.”

Tickets will be priced at £6.50 for purchase online, or £7 at the door. Under five’s will be free.

To find out more, visit or follow Japan Fest on Instagram and

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