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12th OC Japan Fair brings Japan to SoCal October 21 to 23, 2022

Announcing the 12th Annual “OC JAPAN FAIR” to be held at the OC Fair & Event Center. We are committed to bringing the best of food, culture, and art from Japan! The OC Japan Fair is one of the largest and most authentic Japanese cultural festivals in Southern California, with 130 booths and an estimated 45,000 visitors. We offer many opportunities to experience and learn about Japanese entertainment, tradition, culture, pop culture, and food.

Must see sights of the fair:

  • Tuna Cutting Show
    World class sushi! On 10/22 (Sat.), 10/23 (Sun.) the main stage will host an exciting Tuna Cutting Show performed by a chef from a famous Japanese Tuna Company. Traditional Japanese street foods such as Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Yakitori, Shaved ice, Ramen, Pork cutlet sandwich, Taiyaki and many more will be available on site!
  • VR Experience
    Japanese Crane Game company Kiddleton will bring the first VR machine to the U.S. from Japan. “Cosmo Balloon” is a VR attraction that takes you around the world in a balloon. The experience of riding together in a single balloon and feeling the wind in the sky is suitable for everyone from children to the elderly.
  • Cosplay
    Ever wanted to visit a maid café? Experience an environment similar to the famous maid cafés of Akihabara with the festival’s very own pop up! Not to mention a huge number of high quality anime and cosplay booths, with all the figurines and anime goods you can imagine. And you won’t want to miss the coolest costumes of all at the live cosplay show on 10/22 (Sat).
  • Oiran Dochu
    On 10/22 (Sat.) and 10/23 (Sun.), The Alluring Oiran Dochu (Procession of Courtesans) will walk from the stage to the lawn area. Oiran Dochu is a reenactment of processions done by the oiran, the courtesans of Yoshiwara in the Edo Period, to advertise the houses they worked in. The reenactment involves men and women dressed up in Edo period costumes.
  • Japanese Traditional exhibits and performances
    Featuring Japanese cultural exhibits, booths, and performances, including: Shodo [calligraphy], a Taiko drum performance [Japanese drum], and Bon Odori [traditional dance]. Enjoy live performances by famous Japanese artists at the main stage! The main entertainment acts at the OC Japan fair are a traditional Japanese Koto performance by Ms. Yuki Yasuda,10/22 (Sat.), Kabuki style music by Fuji Japanese Music Ensemble 10/22 (Sat), and “Nihon Buyoh” (Traditional Japanese Dance) by Fujima Kan Ayano.

When/Where:
Date: October 21(Fri), 22(Sat), 23(Sun)
Time: 10/21 5:00pm~11:00pm, 10/22 12:00pm~10:00pm 10/23 10:00am~5:00pm
Venue: OC Fair & Event Center (88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626)

This article was released by OC Japan Fair.

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