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Title: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Completed]
Post by: Jidai Geki on March 09, 2010, 08:26:08 PM
I know it's been a while since I've posted any event information here, but it's a new year and the festivals have begun...  If any of you still have energy left from SF-Sakura Matsuri, and you're in the neighborhood, San Jose Japantown will be holding it's 1st festival of the year.

Event: 33nd Annual Nikkei Matsuri
Place: Jackson St. @ 6th St., San Jose, CA.
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Date: Sunday, April 25th, 2010
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Activities:
1 to 3mile charity walk/run
arts & crafts
music and live entertainment
food
health fair
cultural displays

Gather... Have fun... Make new friends... Enjoy life.

For more info, please visit the official website:
http://www.nikkeimatsuri.org/

Cosplayers are very much welcome to attend.


*********************JUST ADDED*********************
For those of you making the extra effort to attend our festival in cosplay, there'll be a special prize raffle for you.  

Location: Nichi Bei Bussan - Store Front, Jackson St. @4th St.
Time: 2:30pm, April 25th, 2010.
Tickets: Available 10am - 2:25pm (Inside Nichi Bei Bussan).  One (1) ticket per individual, no purchase necessary.
Conditions: Must be in Costume*. All ages welcome to participate. Ticket holders have until 4:30pm, April 25th, 2010, to validate ticket and claim prize.

All forms* of Cosplay welcomed: Anime, Live-Action, Game, Maido-san, Period...etc.
*"Family-Friendly" Cosplay rules enforced during this event.
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*** NOTE: Street access into SJ Japantown will be limited in the morning because of the Nihonmachi Run/Walk event.  If you drive, remember that local street parking will be limited in the surrounding neighborhoods... Please consider using VTA/VTA Light Rail, car pooling or passenger drop-off options if attending.***



Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 2010
Post by: Kertus on March 09, 2010, 08:42:51 PM
Sunday, April 25, 2010 ?

Is that the right day? Just checking cause you didn't say which day in your post
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 2010
Post by: Jidai Geki on March 09, 2010, 08:52:10 PM
Sunday, April 25, 2010 ?

Is that the right day? Just checking cause you didn't say which day in your post

Thanks for pointing that out... I shouldn't type these things after working 14hrs...
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 2010
Post by: Barnes on March 10, 2010, 05:35:12 PM
I can most likely make it to this.
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: Sunara Ishi on March 14, 2010, 03:20:58 AM
I'll most likely attend this... maybe with a friend(s)

Whether I meet up with fanime peeps will depend on luck. XP
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: prototypem on March 14, 2010, 11:45:57 PM
I might drop by if I'm not in SF on the weekend.
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: mochisnack on March 18, 2010, 07:27:44 AM
I should be attending in cosplay this year~ it'll probably end up being Ranma 1/2?
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: Tabbychan on March 18, 2010, 12:00:33 PM
I should be able to attended as well^^
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: Jidai Geki on March 21, 2010, 08:04:40 PM
I'm glad some of you out there are expressing interest in attending Nikkei Matsuri.  Your attendance will be much appreciated... If you choose to attend in cosplay, I thank you in advance for helping our festival to be brighter.
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: lunarknight on March 22, 2010, 01:14:39 AM
 I can make that, no problem
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 02, 2010, 05:14:22 PM
Planning on having a contest, but waiting for approval... ;D
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: Foxberry on April 02, 2010, 09:53:35 PM
I might go but I can't be 100% sure since I'm in SF.

Would it be alright if I post this on the Nor-Cal Conventions Facebook? We have over 160 members and I'm sure those who are in the SJ area would like to know about this. That is if it's alright, I won't post it otherwise.
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 03, 2010, 05:53:36 AM
I might go but I can't be 100% sure since I'm in SF.

Would it be alright if I post this on the Nor-Cal Conventions Facebook? We have over 160 members and I'm sure those who are in the SJ area would like to know about this. That is if it's alright, I won't post it otherwise.

Foxberry-san,

Thank you for your interest in our little community events, and you are more than welcome to post this event on the Nor-Cal Conventions Facebook page.

Domo arigatou gozaimsu!

Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: Foxberry on April 03, 2010, 11:23:49 PM
Jidai;

You're most welcome, I just like to help cosplay expand in the Bay Area it's a lot of fun. ^_^ I hope it helps your community event! I'll try to post it up Sunday, I am very exhausted from Wondercon. In any case I hope I can attend, but if not I hope that you all have a WONDERFUL SJ event!!

Again, hehe you are welcome!~

http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=114952461850077&index=1 Here's the event page. ^^
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: cherryteagirl on April 05, 2010, 12:00:47 AM
I might go to this, it'll be fun.  ^__^ ;D
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 05, 2010, 09:04:26 PM
I might go to this, it'll be fun.  ^__^ ;D

CherryTeaGirl-sama,
Thank you for supporting SJ Nihonmachi and thank you again for volunteering as a maid during last year's 'Spirit of japantown' Maid Cafe... :D
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on April 06, 2010, 03:47:13 PM
Well despite the fact that I'm a total flake when it comes to Forum Gathering, I am totally down to go to this.
Title: Re: Nikkei Matsuri (Cosplay Raffle)
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 08, 2010, 07:40:14 PM
I know this short notice to all of you out there, but it's been approved!!!

I can now confirm that there will be a special raffle for those of you who come to SJ Nihonmachi - Nikkei Matsuri in cosplay... Please refer to the initial posting for details...

Remember, it dosen't have to be "New" cosplay... Save that for Fanime in May.
We're just looking for cosplayers to brighten the festival.

I hope to see you there.

Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [NOW with 10% Cosplay]
Post by: mochisnack on April 08, 2010, 07:43:07 PM
Change of plans! I'll still be attending, but I will PROBABLY be wearing Toradora instead of Ranma 1/2?
I'm glad Nichi Bei Bussan is having a raffle for cosplayers, they're my favorite store~
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [NOW with 10% Cosplay]
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 08, 2010, 08:03:08 PM
Change of plans! I'll still be attending, but I will PROBABLY be wearing Toradora instead of Ranma 1/2?
I'm glad Nichi Bei Bussan is having a raffle for cosplayers, they're my favorite store~

A fan of NB Store...  ;D...
???... have we met before?
If not, we probably will during the festival... ;D

Yes, the managers and staff of Nichi Bei Bussan are very supportive of my plans for cosplay at SJ Nihonmachi. They are allowing me to use their name and facility to conduct this little test, and I'm very greatful to them all.
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [NOW with 10% Cosplay]
Post by: Tabbychan on April 09, 2010, 10:53:41 AM
I will be there in cosplay as well as maybe three or four friends of mine:] My group cosplay's at this festival every yearXD Though we never see other cosplayers :[ Hopefully there will be a few more this year now^^
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [NOW with 10% Cosplay]
Post by: LOVE.SAE on April 10, 2010, 02:33:18 PM
If I were to go in my cosplay, I would like to meet up with fanime attendees. ( > . < )
I will be going in my Guilty Gear black alternate costume Bridget cosplay, so if someone finds me, drag me with you ( ; 3 ; )
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [NOW with 10% Cosplay]
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 10, 2010, 06:49:39 PM
If I were to go in my cosplay, I would like to meet up with fanime attendees. ( > . < )
I will be going in my Guilty Gear black alternate costume Bridget cosplay, so if someone finds me, drag me with you ( ; 3 ; )

I'll be in "Period" Cosplay... I feel more comfortable in it.  Can't miss me roaming around as a volunteer cosplayer at the festival.

Also, as a reminder, there's a cosplay raffle happening at 3:00pm...(See 1st post)  Please join in if you can.
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [NOW with 10% Cosplay]
Post by: LOVE.SAE on April 10, 2010, 08:40:17 PM
If I were to go in my cosplay, I would like to meet up with fanime attendees. ( > . < )
I will be going in my Guilty Gear black alternate costume Bridget cosplay, so if someone finds me, drag me with you ( ; 3 ; )

I'll be in "Period" Cosplay... I feel more comfortable in it.  Can't miss me roaming around as a volunteer cosplayer at the festival.

Also, as a reminder, there's a cosplay raffle happening at 3:00pm...(See 1st post)  Please join in if you can.

Thank you very much, I will tug on your sleeves if I see you then. ( > //// < )
Can you show me a picture or pm me if you can so I know how your cosplay will look like?
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [NOW with 10% Cosplay]
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 11, 2010, 08:01:00 AM

Thank you very much, I will tug on your sleeves if I see you then. ( > //// < )
Can you show me a picture or pm me if you can so I know how your cosplay will look like?

(^_^)... The profile avatar is of me from last year's Nikkei Matsuri... (^_^)
I keep adding accessories the costume. I may wear a lighter color kimono if the weather looks too warm.  Just look for the only 40+yo (I heard someone laugh) cosplayer in San Jose Nihonmachi. 

Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [NOW with 10% Cosplay]
Post by: Raydere on April 15, 2010, 12:50:17 AM
I'll most likely be there, all up in my A. Michel (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BeatRock3A.Michel.png) cosplay.

...which means I can't do the charity walk because I'll be wearing dress shoes. :(
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [NOW with 10% Cosplay]
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 15, 2010, 05:39:36 AM
I'll most likely be there, all up in my A. Michel (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BeatRock3A.Michel.png) cosplay.

...which means I can't do the charity walk because I'll be wearing dress shoes. :(
Thank you for your interest in the Yu-Ai Kai Fun Walk/Run, but I'd perfer that you come and enjoy yourself, meet new people and learn new things... Not nursing blisters from dress shoes... There is always next year... :D
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [NOW with 10% Cosplay]
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 19, 2010, 08:39:58 PM
Okay, I survived San Francisco's Sakura Matsuri... Parade and all.  My only fear is that someone recorded me running across the civic center park with my black cape flying behind me... If you saw me. I apologize... If you didn't, don't ask... It's a long story.

Back on focus... 5 days until Nikkei Matsuri... I'll be shopping for prizes this week... This is my first attempt at planning and executing an event like this... So, please be kind... And I hope to see many of you Sunday.

Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Time Change: 2:30p]
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 21, 2010, 07:03:40 PM
Hey, to all reading this post.

Due to a schedule conflict, the raffle time has been moved up 30mins. to 2:30pm.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Notices will be posted at Nichi Bei to inform those who don't see this posting.

Someone asked about prizes... 10 in all... Four 4th place prizes, Three 3rd place prizes...Etc. Prizes will range from cash, toys, dvds and plushies... to 1st prize which is... Shhhhh... It's a secret, but I'm sure the winner will like it.

I hope to see many of you Sunday, and again, sorry for the time change.
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Time Change: 2:30p]
Post by: Foxberry on April 23, 2010, 03:44:11 AM
Out of curiosity, anyone going from SF to SJ on Sunday who wouldn't mind two extra passengers (preferably someone I actually know lol)? If not I doubt I can come... And if that's the case you guys have fun!
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Time Change: 2:30p]
Post by: Raydere on April 24, 2010, 11:29:49 PM
Argh. One of my professors is requiring me to go to some extra credit crap on Sunday, which is gonna force me to take time out of the festival AND completely eschew cosplaying, because fuck if I'm travelling all the way from Japantown to SJSU campus, let alone in dress shoes AND in cosplay.

Requiring me to attend extra credit stuff...hello, contradictions! And it's not the first time said professor has unintentionally cockblocked my plans.
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Time Change: 2:30p]
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 25, 2010, 06:43:03 AM
Well, the day has come and now it's down to hours... I'm still feel a bit uneasy... I don't know exactly how many of you will appear... I guess I'll find out soon enough.

@G.S. LXVIII : Thank you for your strong desire to attend Nikkei Matsuri, and your passion for Cosplay.  I can't emphasise enough the importance of an education... Even if you're not able to attend Nikkei Matsuri, there will more Cosplay opportunities down the road... Passing a college course (which someone is paying for) is worth more than one day of Cosplaying.  There must be a reason your professor is requiring your a attendance.  I'm sure the schedule conflict isn't intentional.
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Time Change: 2:30p]
Post by: LOVE.SAE on April 25, 2010, 06:24:49 PM
It was very fun today! I met so many sweet people and I must thank Jidai Geki for holding this event. Many of my friends who did not know about this event enjoyed it very much and were happy I forced them into cosplay in the early morning. ありがとうございます! ヾ(▽^  )
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Time Change: 2:30p]
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 25, 2010, 09:56:02 PM
It was very fun today! I met so many sweet people and I must thank Jidai Geki for holding this event. Many of my friends who did not know about this event enjoyed it very much and were happy I forced them into cosplay in the early morning. ありがとうございます! ヾ(▽^  )
@LOVE.SAE: It was really nice to have met you at the festival.  I'm glad that you and your friends had fun.
@StormFalcon & BlizzardTerrak: Thank you for coming out and photographing the cosplayers and festival.

The greater thanks belongs to ALL of the cosplayers that were able to attend Nikkei Matsuri.  You were exactly what I was trying to attract to the festival.  Although, I still believe that I didn't execute the event well enough... I will be reviewing what was done and what can be improved.   I'd be greatful for any additional +/- comments from you all. 

Okay prizes awarded:
4th place:  Pokemon Piplup Solar Bobblehead, $20+holder#1, Comicon Exclusive Macross Figure, $20+Holder#2
3rd place:  Plushie Totoro, Magic Knights Rayearth Complete DVD, Plushie Kiki's Delivery Servive Jiji
2nd place: Singer Sew&Mend portable sewing machine, Classic Media Godzilla DVD Box set.
1st place: 8G Apple Ipod Touch
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Completed]
Post by: Stormfalcon on April 25, 2010, 10:54:47 PM
And here are my photos from the Matsuri (http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j73/Stormfalcon_sj/San%20Jose%20Nikkei%20Matsuri%202010/), both general ones and cosplay ones in the same album.  The cosplay-specific ones can also be found on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=60267&id=1405181169&l=01d4384f4f).
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Completed]
Post by: KyuuBob on April 26, 2010, 09:16:17 PM
I love my new Totoro + v+ ~~ ♥
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Completed]
Post by: Raydere on April 27, 2010, 02:19:56 AM
Turns out I didn't have to go to that thing, but my prof neglected to email me back telling me. Which is why I always reply to people texting or emailing me just to let them know I got their messages.

Had a fun time anyway, even if I had to leave early to go to campus for certainty's sake.
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Completed]
Post by: monikamilani on April 27, 2010, 08:03:43 PM
aghh i was there and saw the cosplay raffle then i realized i forgot my cosplay T_T
Title: Re: SJ Japantown - Nikkei Matsuri 04-25-2010 [Raffle Completed]
Post by: Jidai Geki on April 27, 2010, 08:28:10 PM
@KyuuBob: ... And he loves you too... Just make sure he dosen't try to plant a camphor tree in your backyard, when you're not looking...lol.

@G.S. LXIII: You did the right thing by double checking. I'm glad you had fun in your short visit.  I hope everything will be better for you at our next festival in July.

@MonikamiLani: Don't worry, there may be more opportunities for you to participate in the future.

Would anyone out there happen to know two girls who cosplayed at the festival, one in a Sailor Mars Costume and the other in a Kimono... I'm a bit curious as to why they didn't particpate in the raffle drawing.