Tuesday, September 19, 2017

*::UNKNOWN PLEASURES::* JAPANKURU Returns from J-POP SUMMIT 2017 ● J-POP SUMMIT 2017 Day 1's Highlights



JAPANKURU IS BACK FROM
J-POP SUMMIT 2017
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JAPANKURU Returns from J-POP SUMMIT 2017 

Some of Day 1's Highlights



There it is!!
The Fort Mason Festival Pavilion for the 2017 J-POP SUMMIT!!!
The weather was so so nice and clear
making it enjoyable for everyone traveling inside and out. 


A lot of work from everyone went into making an exciting and appealing booth!
The new set up of the whole event made it really fun and a nice challenge.
Being the first thing most people see once they enter the doors, 
JAPANKURU wanted there to be a massive impact!


So we included a lot of pictures and monitors playing short clips
introducing not only JAPANKURU 
but some of the wonderful cultural and fun sides of JapanπŸ—Ύ✨



°˖✧JAPANKURU BOOTH HIGHLIGHTS✧˖°


 The Tokyo booth had lines of people waiting to get their nails done
along with a traditional calligraphy are 
where you could write the chinese characters for "Tokyo" (東京) 


 The stuffed alpaca and capybara animals 
stole the attention at the Tochigi area.
Thanks to those animals though, 
a lot of people grew interest in Tochigi and what's there!


 At the Rinka/VANQUISH booth
 everyone wanted to wear yukatas to walk around in
and check out some of the cool fashion trends currently in Shibuya.


The at the Tokyo Daijingu booth,
people could make their own shimenawa (しめγͺわ)!
Shimenawa is rice straw used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. 
There is a shrine in Shimane prefecture that is FAMOUS for shimenawa!
There were pictures of that shrine all around the booth~


 
Something special JAPANKURU brought to J-POP summit
was it's VR (virtual reality) goggles!
At the J
apanese Ryokan, VANQUISH, and of course JAPANKURU booths
 you could experience and get information on Japan! 
It was something fun and popular for people to interact with.


°˖✧JAPANKURU STAGE HIGHLIGHTS✧˖°


 πŸ””Sacred Miko-san dance performance
from Tokyo DaijinguπŸ”” 


 Jyanken! 
Many of the foreign staff were surprised
just HOW MUCH Americans love rock, paper, scissors.
ESPECIALLY, if it means you get free stuff if you win!


🍜Ramen Fast-eating Contest🍜 
5 of SF's most popular ramen shop owners 
competed against one another 
to see who could slurp down ramen the fastest!


🎀Fukuoka idols LinQ had the crowd dancing🎀


The famous bookstore KINOKUNIYA
hosted a talk show with Studio Ghibli singers
Azumi Inoue and her daughter Yuyu
🐠


A spectacular shamisen performance
from Kyle Abbott of Bachido Shamisen.
He actually makes shamisen and gives lessons
in the SF area if you're interested!!! 


 ♬Kawachi Ondo
 Kawachi Ondo is Japanese folk music and dance
originating from what is now Osaka. 



We had an awesome time on the first day
of J-POP SUMMIT 2017!
We'll write about day 2 soon!!


For some background information on this years J-POP SUMMIT
Click here!



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