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Sakura-Con 2016

Naruto and NHK's Domo-kun!

Naruto and NHK’s Domo-kun!

Spring in Seattle doesn’t start until the colourful costumes that flock towards the Washington State Convention Center for Sakura-Con. Three days over the Easter long weekend gives fans of Japanese culture and entertainment the chance to indulge themselves in anime and manga. All the pictures I took during the event are available on Gallery. Read the rest of this article…

Sakura-Con 2016 in pictures

Spring in Seattle means only one thing: Sakura-Con! And like the brilliant petals that blossom on the trees that bear this convention’s name are the equally beautiful outfits attendees don for the three-day event. So, if you couldn’t make it to the Washington State Convention Center March 25th through 27th, 2016, there’s always the photos on Gallery to enjoy.

Who's up for a game of volleyball?Ganondorf is ready for battle! Shinji holds Kaworu's life in EVA unit 01's hands.
Defend the walls! Look at me! I'm Yukio Okumura! Spirit is no match for the attractive Blair.

Miku Expo 2016 to tour seven cities across North America

Hatsune Miku, the virtual turquoise-pigtail singer from Japan, will be performing in concert as part of Miku Expo which will travel through Canada, the United States and Mexico in 2016.

Miku, a sixteen year-old computer-generated vocal synthesizer created by Crypton Future Media, has generated a massive following not only in her native Japan, but around the world. While she is not “human”, a creative graphical setup allows Miku to be projected in a 3D environment to sing and interact with the crowd wherever she goes. Miku has stood on stage with Lady Gaga and Pharrell Williams and even guest-starred on television with David Letterman!

  • Seattle, WA at the WaMu Theater on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
  • San Francisco, CA at The Warfield on Saturday, April 30th, 2016
  • Los Angeles, CA at the Microsoft Theater on Friday, May 6th, 2016
  • Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory on Saturday, May 14th, 2016
  • Toronto, ON at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 20th, 2016
  • New York City, NY at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, May 28th, 2016
  • Mexico City, DF at the El Plaza Condesa on Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Tickets can be purchased in advance online through the Miku Expo web site.

Sakura-Con 2015

Spring is all about the blossoms, sunny weather and anime! Especially if you’re in Seattle around the Easter Weekend when Sakura-Con brings Japanese and Asian culture together inside the Washington State Convention Center. This year, the convention ran from Friday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 5th with plenty of anime to watch, manga to buy and costumes to admire.

Couldn’t make it? Photos are up on Gallery.
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Photos from Sakura-Con 2015

It’s not spring without Sakura-Con! Thousands of people descended upon downtown Seattle, many in costume, for a three-day weekend party for all things Japanese. Were you there? Couldn’t make it? Browse through the Gallery and make it seem like it was the convention weekend all over again.

Rin and Yukio Okumura take a break! Kingdom 'Heart' with Kairi and Sora Ichigo and Toushiro strike a pose
Sōma Yukihira is ready for his next cooking challenge! If Black Star is lost, don't return him to Soul Evans. It's a volleyball game!

Sakura-Con 2014

A sure sign of spring in Seattle is the Easter Weekend and Sakura-Con. For three days, April 18th through April 20th, 2014, a veritable army of costumed fans conquered a small portion of the Emerald City’s downtown, concentrated around the Washington State Convention Center. Didn’t get to attend? Check out my collection of photos from the event on Gallery.
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Sakura-Con 2014 in pictures

With another Sakura-Con behind us, it’s time to reflect on the gorgeous costumes and events over the three-day weekend. It’s always fun to see what people are wearing and some of the antics for those with a camera. And it was even more awesome being allowed to take still pictures during the ELISA concert on Saturday evening. If you couldn’t make it, there are pictures to make up for what you missed. As always, the collection is slowly being added to Gallery.

Tsunade sure does enjoy her tea! Kefka claims credit for his evil genius. Get in the robot, Shinji!
Rin borrows Yukio's glasses. Hilarity ensues. Colossal maids accost Levi... Len and Rin Kagamine sport their new kitty ears. :3

Sakura-Con 2013

You know it’s springtime when the cherry blossoms are blooming with costumes posing outside the Washington State Convention Center. Sakura-Con is a celebration of Japanese pop culture with the pale pink petals not only providing part of the convention’s logo, but a picturesque theme of the three-day long party. As the Easter weekend was a little early this year, Sakura-Con ran from Friday, March 29th until 31st, 2013. Read the rest of this article…

Sakura-con 2013 in photos

With another successful Sakura-Con behind us, it’s time to go through the wonderful images from the weekend. For the first time, I decided to switch to the RAW format on my camera to make adjusting over-or-under exposed pictures look nicer. So, did it work out? Take a look at all the pictures from Sakura-Con 2013.

Totoro Naruto Uzumaki Miku Hatsune
Princess Peach Link and horses Rin Okumura
Reki Kawahara Bryce Papenbrook Yukio Okumura

View the complete collection on Gallery.

Sakura-Con 2012

Sakura-Con has evolved over the years, and in its 15th year the convention shows no sign of slowing down. This was my fifth time attending and I brought along a friend who hadn’t been before — I wanted to show him how things were done in the Pacific Northwest since he’s invited me down to a few conventions in Texas. I kept telling him how much I enjoyed Sakura-Con and that he would too. Needless to say, he did. Sakura-Con was held over the Easter weekend, April 6th though 8th, 2012 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle, Washington. Read the rest of this article…

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