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WCS 2018 Picture Galleries – Finals

As the light slowly dimmed, and the focus shifted to the main stage, the excitement in the room became almost palpable.  Backstage, the teams...

WCS 2018 Picture Galleries – Osu Cosplay Parade

The final day of the WCS this year started with beautiful weather, sunshine, and the ever-present unbelievable heat we’ve been experiencing here in Central...

World Cosplay Summit 2018

It’s August once again and that means cosplay teams and fans from all over the world have once again descended on Nagoya, which transforms...

Exploring the art of Sumo (相撲)

The sport of wrestling has been around throughout various cultures since time immemorial. It is usually a friendly competition, traditionally between males, to measure...

A National Treasure Rises From the Ashes

Nagoya Castle is probably the most visited tourist attraction in this city, though over the years many people have criticized the castle for it’s...

Big in Japan – Stephen Carter

Many people come to Japan with the expectation of staying only for a short time, and many do go back home or move to...

Spirituality Meets Sensuality in Nagoya

Solemn bald-headed monks in orange robes are usually the image that comes to mind when people think of going to a temple. Nobody would...

World Cosplay Summit 2017 – Finals

Many people in Nagoya think that the annual Osu Cosplay Parade is the only big event at the World Cosplay Summit.  Although it is...

World Cosplay Summit – Osu Parade

We just returned from the finals of the WCS last night, and are utterly exhausted. We had some truly exciting times at the WCS...

World Cosplay Summit 2017 – Underground Parade

Hello everyone, we're finally back online after some technical issues, so here are a few posts from the last several days.... Summertime means intense heat,...