Come out for the annual OC Japan Fair at the OC Fair & Event Center. Observe Japanese traditions, taste delicious Japanese food, and experience live performances, hands on activities, and of course – there’s anime.
OC Japan Fair Details
OC Fair & Event Center – 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
- Friday – 5 to 11 PM
- Saturday – 12 to 10 PM
- Sunday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Tickets: $10 for ages 7 to 64 + Parking: $10
OC Japan Fair Highlights
OC Japan Fair is committed to bringing the best Japanese food, culture, and art. With over 130 booths and an estimated 40,000 visitors.
The 2021 event features an exciting exhibit from Japan, The Tuna Cutting Show, and attendees can experience some of the freshest, most delicious Tuna sushi available. See it on the main stage on October 16 & 17.
No one’s leaving hungry! Sushi, Ramen, Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Okonomiyaki, and more. Some of the food vendors participating at past events included:
- Chicago Ramen
- Katsu Brothers
- Kobe Wagyu Freaks
- Rockin Gyoza
- Luckball Korean BBQ
- Sushi Boy
- Sakura Cafe
- The Bonks Lab
- Rice Balls of Fire
- YO’s Crepe
- Okamoto Kitchen
Traditional Japanese flower arrangement club and school, Los Angeles Sogetsu Ikebana, will create a tranquil and calming Japanese garden in the lawn area for festival-goers to view and interact with.
Ever wanted to visit a maid café? Experience an environment similar to the famous maid cafés of Akihabara with the festival’s very own maid café pop up! Not to mention the best of anime and cosplay, with all the figurines and anime goods you can imagine. And you wouldn’t want to miss the coolest cosplays at the live cosplay show.
Featuring Japanese cultural exhibits, booths, and performances, including: Shodo [calligraphy], sake tasting, a Taiko drum performance [Japanese drum], and Bon Odori [traditional dance].
Mesmerizing traditional Amezaiku (Japanese Candy Sculpting) by CANDY5, a Japanese Amezaiku artist from New York.
Enjoy live performances by famous Japanese artists on the main stage! Main entertainment acts at the OC Japan fair are a traditional Japanese Koto performance by Ms. Yuki Yasuda,10/16 (Sat.), Kabuki style music by Fuji Japanese Music Ensemble 10/17 (Sun), and Japanese style hip-hop and reggae music by MINMI 10/15 (Fri.)
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