Japanese subculture event for cosplay lovers
Japan is not only famous for the rich culture and history, but also for subcultures such as manga, anime, and computer games and so on. The event venue is in Kyoto International Manga Museum where is located in the center of Kyoto. They stock more than 300,000 manga, magazines and their historical records from Meiji Era (about 1870 - 1910) to the recent years in different languages. They are mainly Japanese comics but there also is a space called “Manga Expo” for foreign books in more than 10 languages.
In Kyoto International Manga Museum, there is a cosplay event called “COSJOY” twice or three times every month and you can wear the costumes of your favorite characters from manga, anime and games etc. (please prepare your own costume as there is no costume rental service in Kyoto International Manga Museum). There are many foreign guests joining this event nowadays, so please feel free to visit there!
Enjoy watching the cosplayers
On the event day, you can go to the museum ground in Kyoto International Manga Museum and do photo shoot. Even if you are not familiar with Japanese anime and manga, it surely is fun watching their costumes and how they act (some of them try to act like the real character!).
Try the costumes
If you would like to join this event by wearing the costume, please feel free to try it! You can bring your own costume from your country or buy it while in Kyoto. There are several shops that sell the manga and anime costumes in downtown area. There are some foreign cosplayers joining this event as well!
Museum café MM
When you join this lively COSJOY, you may be thirsty during the event! There is a cafe called "Museum cafe MM” facing the main entrance and you can use the cafe service with your costumes on. There are some drinks and lunch menus, and the desserts are all tasty! There are two separated room in this cafe and in the room with counter seats, there are many autographs of famous comic artists who came to International Kyoto Manga Museum on the wall, so please check that out, too!