Oct 26 ,2019

Cool Japan! Something About Otagei

With the cyalume shining at the dark and the popular song flowing behind, cool light trails are performed along with the song…
Have you heard of wotagei? It is said to be dated from 1970s. At that time, the "Guards" (ardent fans groups) cheered (or chanted) along with music to show their support to their idols. And wotagei is said to be exactly evolved from this. Around 2000, the supporting arts, such as cheering for idols, were established with the name "Idol Otaku Art" = "Otagei". In addition, the act of holding a pen cyalume while performing is distinguishable from "otagei" by being called "wotagei".

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Oct 05 ,2019

Manga Design Exhibition 2019 at JCC, Singapore!

The well-loved manga design exhibition held in Singapore last year (2018) will continue this year (2019)!

Besides the exhibition "Manga Design Exhibition ~ Connecting Chinese and Japanese through Manga Design ~" held in Beijing, China from September 4th to 15th, 2019, "Manga Design Exhibition 2019" will be held from October 5th to 19th at Japan Creative Centre (Embassy of Japan in Singapore)!

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Sep 16 ,2019

My Experience of Watching Underground Idols Live Performance (Second Part)

(The synopsis of the first part)
A girl who I know seemed to
have become an underground idol.
So I, adachi, went to watch
her live performance with my friend matsutake.
However, the two people seemed to be
overwhelmed by the unique atmosphere there.

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Aug 30 ,2019 SERIES

KABUKI

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Aug 27 ,2019

A Big Event Held Twice a Year!? What is Comiket?

Comic Market is the world's biggest dojinshi convention, commonly known as Comiket. It is held twice a year in summer and winter, and the venue is now located at Tokyo Big Sight. Dojinshi, games made by oneself, music CDs, homemade accessories and toys, cosplay, company booths...all expressions are encouraged here, and all people who come here pull together to create this event and make it better. This is what Comiket is.
Speaking of Comiket, we have to say something about "Dojinshi" first.

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Jul 27 ,2019

My Experience of Watching Underground Idols Live Performance (First Part)

(A girl who I know seems to have become an underground idol,
so I went to watch her live performance with my friend matsutake)

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Jul 25 ,2019 SERIES

Lovely Pokémon and Delicious Bubble Tea! "Pokémon meets Sweet Dynasty"!

Nihonbashi Takashimaya S.C. is celebrating its first summer since it was opened, with its first birthday coming soon this year.
To commemorate this, the activity "Pokémon meets Sweet Dynasty Hong Kong Bubble Tea Drink Bar" will start from July 10th (Wednesday) for a limited time at the pop up stage 1 on the B1 Floor of New Building.

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Jul 13 ,2019

Seiya! Special Performance Derived From Japanese Karate "Kawarawari (Roof Tile Breaking)!!!"

Hello, everyone!
I am a writer named Adachi.
Do you know kawarawari?
""Kawarawari"" is a kind of performance
which needs a strong wrist
and was derived from karatedo (Japanese
budo) at the end of the 18th century.
Now Adachi is going to challenge ""kawarawari with 50 pieces of roof tiles""!

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Jul 05 ,2019

"I am in too deep" series Keep in mind! Six opera manners for 2.5-dimensional stage.~part2~

It is usually not allowed to bring supporting items.
There will be live scene for the stage of idols.
Only in such live scene can you use the supporting items such as round fan or supporting lanterns.

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Jul 04 ,2019 SERIES

The first time I come to Japan!

This is a manga of a workshop of students of Communication University of China with Manga de Japan.
It is a six-frame cartoon on the theme of "Harajuku" that the students considered.And this is one of 6 wonderful works.
Why "Harajuku”? Because Manga de Japan company is in Harajuku.
It would be great to get a different perspective from Chinese students.

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Jul 03 ,2019

"I am in too deep" series Keep in mind! Six opera manners for 2.5-dimensional stage.

2.5-dimensional stage that generated interest before...!
Finally can go to watch it, but the the opera manner here is different from other general stages?!

This time, I will introduce to you the opera manner that have never been covered before!

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Jun 21 ,2019

Patron Saint of Tsutenkaku Tower, the "Billiken"

Do you know the god of "Billiken"?

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