Come out for the 10th 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
October 18 – 20, 2019
Hours: Friday – 5 to 11 PM, Saturday – 12 to 10 PM, Sunday – 10 AM to 5 PM
OC Fair & Event Center – 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Tickets: $8 for ages 7 to 64 – Parking: $9
OC Japan Fair Highlights
OC Japan Fair is committed to bringing the best Japanese food. With 20% more food booths than last year’s event, no one’s leaving hungry! Sushi, Ramen, Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Okonomiyaki, and more. Some of the food vendors participating at the 2019 event include:
- 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
Looking for something more serious? We will be hosting a tournament each day of the event for fans of Japanese eSports. There is a $5 Tournament Fee to enter.
• Friday Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 6 PM
• Saturday Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles – 1 PM
• Sunday Tekken 7 (PS4) – 12 PM
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at the cultural exhibition booths and stages such as sake tasting, Shodo [calligraphy], kimono, Origami, Taiko show [Japanese drum], and Awa Odori [traditional dance].
For anime lovers, the OC Japan Fair brings the best anime and J pop culture ever! Enjoy the maid café of Akihabara. And don’t miss the coolest cosplays at “COSPLAY SHOW & LIVE” on Saturday, October 19th.
Watch live performances by famous Japanese artists at the main stage, including:
- Ai Haruna
- Yuna Ito
- Eden Kai
Other performances include Samantha, IA, Crimson Apple, Layla Lane, Zenjiro, Kabuki style dances and Music by Fuji Japanese Music, LA Koto Ensemble, Jump Up Joy, A Page Unturned, Bentenya, Kohei, Stephanie Yanez, Kimono Bloom, Akaoni Daiko, Geisha Opera Singer, UMAMIX, MiruDaru, Inazuma, RemJ, Brothers, and Ron Robbins Ensemble.
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