Modern Japanese culture has helped introduce a new generation to Japan! Our Japan Now section of the festival has the latest and greatest in modern Japanese fashion, anime-inspired hats and accessories and the Japan Wow! Pavilion to experience the latest in video games and hip, urban fun!
- Alicia’s Anime
Come check out our anime & video game t-shirts and accessories for all of your nerdy needs!
- Anime Gift
Browse a wide range of anime plushies, key chains, figures with parasols, and traditional arts and crafts!
- Collectors Anime LLC
Local vendor specializing in anime Blu-Rays/DVDs, figures, and imported merchandise direct from Japan, including event exclusives.
- DC Kawaii Style
We are making a splash as the DC area’s only organization dedicated to Harajuku street fashion and kawaii (cute) culture. Stop by for a quick dose of cuteness, some photo kira kira fun with our members, and a sample workshop! ^.^
- HKT Import Toys
Enjoy a wide selection of directly-imported Japanese toys and collectibles.
- Holy Cow Anime
Holy Cow Anime specializes in rare and vintage Japanese anime products from series such as Yu Yu Hakusho, Trigun, and Sailor Moon. Holy Cow Anime – where it’s cool to be old school!
- IT Cosplay
Browse cosplay accessories, trading figures, plushies, and keychain – all imported from Japan.
- JET Program USA
The JET Program is a Japanese government program that sends over 1000 Americans to Japan to teach English in schools. Together with the local alumni association, we will be showcasing Japan’s rich culture!
- Kawaii Gifts
Get your cuteness overload here shopping Japanese cute characters and fancy goods from brands like Rilakkuma, Sentimental Circus, Hello Kitty, Gudetama, Aggretsuko, Alpacasso, and more!
We’re a local indie brand offering a variety of lifestyle apparel inspired by Japanese pop- culture.
- Lunar Toy store
Offering the latest collectible toys from Japan.
A small company run by two Japanese culture and fashion-loving geeks who want to bring the cuteness of Japanese fashion to a mainstream American audience through their own original artwork and designs.
Come learn about the largest anime convention in the area and their plans for this year.
- Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Come learn about this international university in Japan that welcomes students from all over the world!
Check out our model kits, action figures, collectibles, and cosplay merchandise.
- Stuffed Sushi
Home of handmade huggable, deliciously adorable sushi roll and riceball plushies and other kawaii creations!
- Temple University – Japan Campus
TUJ, the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan, offers comprehensive programs in English for students to earn American degrees in Tokyo.