Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festa 2015

Tokyo’s Ikebukuro turned into cosplay heaven today….

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Tokyo’s Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Festa was only started last year. It was an immediate success with about 52,000 people attending, including 10,000 cosplayers. This year 75,000 visitors showed up, 14,000 of them cosplayers.

Cosplay Festa builds on Ikebukuro becoming a center for anime and related subcultures. One Ikebukuro street has been dubbed Otome Road because of its many anime shops for female fans. Organizers hope the festival will stimulate the area and turn it into an area of cultural exchange.

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Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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