Making its second appearance in Manchester, Doki Doki returns to celebrate both traditional and modern Japanese culture. Throughout this day-long event there will be talks, demonstrations, parades and other events showcasing art, fashion, martial arts, film, music, games (including Street Fighter and Mario Kart competitions) and many other aspects of Japanese culture, both past and present. Art and commerce stands will be selling Japanese wares, as well as hot and cold Japanese food from Sushi Craft, Sweet Octopus and Maid Café. Much of the proceeds made during the festival from various events will go to Aid For Japan, a charity which provides long-term support for orphans of the 2011 Tohoku disaster in Japan. A fun and informative festival about all things Japanese will then culminate in a ‘cosplay after-party’ at nearby MMU Student Union, which invites guest to dress in contemporary or traditional Japanese attire with prizes for the best on show.

Sat 9 Nov, Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HL, 10am – 7pm, £10/£15,

Sat 9 Nov
John Stansfield
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Thu 31 Oct 2013