This Japanese festival in Singapore will have J-pop, food stalls, a cosplay contest with a S$1,000 cash prize
If you're a Japanese pop culture enthusiast, head to Clarke Quay Central from Sep 29 to Oct 1 for the World X Fest 2023.
From Sep 29 to Oct 1, experience a new kind of matsuri (Japanese summer festival) at the inaugural World X Fest 2023 Japan Edition. Held at Clarke Quay Central, the free event organised by Travel Curators and Far East Organization will feature Japanese food and games stalls, performances by Japanese artistes and even a cosplay contest – a combination that will delight any Japanese pop culture enthusiast.
Here are some of the activities you can expect at the three-day festival:
1. PERFORMANCES AND GAME BOOTHS BY J-POP ARTISTES
Enjoy live performances of your favourite anime songs on all three days of World X Fest 2023 Japan Edition. J-pop artistes, such as Yayoi Daimon and Akko Gorrilla, will be singing songs from hit shows such as One Piece, Naruto and Sailor Moon.
Some of these artistes will also man game booths at specific times, offering fans autograph sessions and the opportunity to snag attractive prizes such as CDs and exclusive T-shirts.
2. DON DON DONKI FOOD STALLS
No Japanese summer festival is complete without food and at World X Fest 2023 Japan Edition, you can indulge in baked sweet potatoes, grilled skewered meats and rice balls – courtesy of Don Don Donki.
3. COSPLAY CONTEST WITH ATTRACTIVE PRIZES
To celebrate the inaugural festival, organisers will launching an original mascot called Tora-Q which draws inspiration from the shiba-inu dog, the maneki-neko cat and stone statues commonly found in Japan.
There will be a thematic cosplay competition on Sep 30 where participants can showcase their creativity by reinterpreting Tora-Q. The top three winners will each win a 10D8N trip to Tokyo for two people and the first-place winner will even walk away with S$1,000.
Interested cosplayers can register online before Sep 25.
Go to the World X Fest 2023 Japan Edition website for more information.