COSPLAY IN OSAKA
"THE CREATION OF A SINGLE WORLD COMES FROM A HUGE NUMBER OF FRAGMENTS AND CHAOS."
This weekend was a pure mistake. A wonderful and weird mistake. I had arranged to meet an old friend in Osaka but somehow this clashed with the largest anime-themed event in Kansai! We weren’t aware of this until we stumbled into a street crammed full of Pokemon, Tekken, cosplay, Final Fantasy characters and more. I recognized perhaps one in a hundred costumes but it was impossible not to get caught up in the atmosphere and yell with delight when finally a character I knew appeared.
It is something I would have never thought about visiting before but it is now on my list for next year as well. A day of drinking, photography and incredibly friendly people of all ages dressed up and showing off their costumes. If you ever get the chance to visit, or perhaps wander into it by mistake, then be sure to stick around and get involved.
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