Sunday, August 02, 2009

World Cosplay Summit 2009 in Nagoya

This will be my last post from Nagoya,Japan.Im heading home tomorrow Monday after arriving here 10 years ago.I leave with mixed feelings which i'll try to explain once Im settled back home in New Zealand and had time to collect my thoughts.

For now though I'll end on one of the highlights of the local Osu Kannon Summer Festival.
The World Cosplay Summit have for the last few years since 2005 held a parade through the shopping arcade.Each year more and more competitors from around the world and local cosplayers take part in the parade.Each year it attracts more spectators and bigger crowds that watch the hour long or so parade through the malls streets.

The weather over the last week or so has been typically rainy season in nature.Very humid and intermittent downpours.In fact yesterday the rain pelted down earlier in the day.I thought the parade might be cancelled due to the inclement weather however it cleared sufficently for the parade to be held as scheduled starting at 3:30pm.

While it remained very humid the dull leaden grey skies above seemed to act as a backdrop to the very colourful costumes on display.Some of them were very detailed and obviously some deal of time and attention had gone into them.

As with past parades Ive been to the cosplayers are more than willing to pose for photos and talk with spectators.

The two cosplayers above came from Brazil and were among some of the 15 different countries competitors at the Summit including Australia,China,Italy and Korea amongst others.

After the Parade on Saturday theres a further event next day ie Sunday at Oasis 21 in Sakae where the Cosplay Championship takes place.The winners over the last 2 years have come from Brazil.


K.W.Wan said...

end of a era is perhaps overused but very apt this time round i think.

you've been a good friend, and i'm sure we'll meet up again some time in the future.

jbdt said...

geezer, hows the real world? can u believe i didnt enter ur mail address before i deleted ur mail... im a wanker, anyway send me ur email address and ill mail.
hope the bus trip was good!!


Adrik said...

i was only there for a year and my heart broke when i left, i can only imagine how it must have felt for you

huey said...

Cheers for the comments

K.W.WAN AND JBDT drop me your emails as ive lost them moving back here to NZ.My email is

Adrik..after nearly two months away from Japan im missing the food and the internet speed..its so slooowww back here in NZ

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