Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Experience and Explore: J-Pop Summit Festival, San Francisco

The J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL is a Japanese pop culture-themed street fair that covers the grounds of Post Street from Webster to Laguna and the Peace Plaza of Japantown, San Francisco. Performances and competitions keep the people at the main stage highly entertained as the streets overflow with people dressed up as anime characters, food trucks, and arts & crafts and anime vendors. 

Hosting on the main stage was, Olivia, my beautifully talented seastar (right)
photo credit: Dirk Wyse

The whole family came out to support Olivia :)
photo credit: Dirk Wyse

Olivia and Mika

San Francisco based graffiti artist Mike "BAM!" Tyau painting a piece to be auctioned off

Anime K-ON!'s English voice actresses' live show

San Francisco gray.

The Chairman Bao truck!!! I've never had such scrumptious braised pork buns!

The vocaloid winner performing with Ikura and Kozue from Danceroid

Nezumi-chan, Olivia and Dad

Mika, Ikura and Kozue from Danceroid and Olivia

I was so very impressed/inspired by all of the arts and crafts vendors. 
I wanted to buy everything!

I love love LOVE these illustrations by Genevieve Santos. She also has a re-cap of the J-POP Summit Festival on her blog here.

thank you card For the Love Birds by paperflavor

This was such a fun day full with new experiences and delicious eats. Thank you to New People for organizing such a great festival and for incorporating multiple benefit projects into the programming to help with Northeastern Japan's Disaster Relief.

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