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Japanese Arts Feista II Media Release

Darien The vice chairperson of DHS YJCC giving the media a short presentation of JAF II activities

Event Details:
  • Date: Saturday, 2nd June 2012
  • Time: 11:00am-7:30pm
  • Venue: Dunman High School (DHS), 10 Tanjong Rhu Road, (S) 436895

  •  Appearance by Guest Judges Raistlin and Aya.
  •  Haunted House!
  • Toki Doki Meido/Shitsuji Café, with our cute maids and handsome butlers.
  • A full day of music performances by local bands and individuals that have auditioned
  • Cosplay Runway Competition
  • Inkimashou, the Manga drawing competition for the artistically inclined
  • JAF Photo Studio, in cooperation with DHS’s Photography Club and Canon
  • Cultural and Traditional Games Booth, where you can learn more about the rich Japanese Culture
  • Original Art, Anime and Cosplay merchandise booth
  • Take photos and interact with our JAF mascots, Toki and Doki ! 
  • Graffiti wall for all the doodles and more

Cosplay Competition
Cosplay, short for "costume play" is a type of sub-culture performance art centred on role play where people dress up in costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea in a comic or animation. The cosplay runway competition will allow cosplayers to showcase their creativity, passion and talent for cosplaying and the characters. Participants will pit their cosplaying skills against one another, putting up an exciting and beautiful runway performance for the audience! 

Cosplay Competition Panel of Judges:
If you are familiar with the local cosplay community i am sure you will find the following panel of judges familar:


Themed Café: Toki Doki Meido/Shitsuji (Maid/Butler) Café
A Meido/Shitsuji (Maid/Butler) themed café will be set up within the premises of JAF. Meido/Shitsuji cafés are extremely popular within youth groups, especially so for Japanese pop culture fans. Toki Doki Café promises a relaxing, fun experience for all customers with its friendly atmosphere and attractive meidos and shitsujis (girls dressed as Japanese maids and boys dressed as butlers)! It will definitely be an unforgettable visit and experience! The cafe will showcase the Japanese sub-culture and aim to promote it to the customers; we hope to arouse interest in visitors towards different aspects of Japanese culture. While promoting Japanese sub-culture, the café also provides a resting place for visitors. So why not come down to the Café to experience the atmosphere! 

Check out their fanpage:

Promotional poster 

The Maids and Butlers,familiar faces? Yup =)

An maid/butler cafes won't be completed with out these.... so which of this chibi(s) is your fave?

 Haunted House
The haunted house is a popular attraction traditionally found in most Japanese school festivals, it would be a pathway built between many objects meant to scare the walker. JAF2’s own haunted house promises to be an experience you’ll never forget, one that leaves you wanting more after finishing the course! Two learning centres in DHS will be transformed into a ghoul infested area. However, instead of the usual Halloween favourites like vampires, zombies and werewolves, expect other horrors from Asian folklores as well as unique and creative ways to scare visitors. You will never know what lurks within till you venture in!

Music performances by local bands and individuals

Music is a great way of expressing ourselves. Some of the best local bands and singers who are very passionate about music will be showcasing their talents in musical performances in the JAF. Moreover, viewing the performances will be a great way to relax and chill-out with friends! Be sure to experience the vibrancy and liveliness of the musical performances!

Schedules for the the singers and bands

Inkimashou, the Manga drawing competition

Inkimashou will be a manga drawing completion catered for the artistically inclined. Participants will put their talents and skills to the test while doing what they love, drawing!

JAF Photo Studio, in cooperation with DHS’s Photography Club and Canon

The photo studio will be the place where visitors can get their photos taken by Dunman High School’s very own trained photographers as a souvenir, commemorating their visit to the Japanese Arts Fiesta for a small fee. A studio with proper lightings will be set up. Under collaboration with Canon and Fujifilm, photos are sold in the form of wallet-sized sticker or Polaroid. To complement the Japanese Cultural theme of the arts fiesta, the photobooth will be decorated with the theme of Death Note, the most popular teenage anime, manga and drama of 2011, in mind.

Cultural and Traditional Games Booths

This is where the general public can learn more about and experience the rich Japanese Culture in a fun and interactive manner through hands-on activities. The booths will be educational yet fun and enjoyable for people of all ages and backgrounds! A visit to these booths will definitely be a fruitful and memorable one!

Original Art, Anime and Cosplay merchandise booth

Visitors can purchase some merchandise related to Japanese culture and sub-culture at affordable prices. These merchandises can serve as a souvenir of your visit to the Japanese Arts Fiesta.

Graffiti Wall
A graffiti wall is a perfect platform for visitors to unleash their creative talents! It incorporates the Manga (Japanese comic) and animation part of Japan’s culture, or the "Otaku" culture. The graffiti wall will be a platform for Manga fans and “Otakus” to interact in a free and easy setting. Come down to interact with the “Otakus” and view the masterpieces of the talented artists!

JAF mascots, Toki and Doki
 Our mascots will be led by two ‘dangos’ (candy); named Toki (male) and Doki (female). When the names are put together, it creates the familiar sound of a heart-beat, “Toki-Doki”. This showcases our passion towards Japanese culture. Two of our club members will be dressing up as Toki and Doki and will interact with visitors! Visitors regardless of age will be sure to enjoy the interaction with our mascots. 

with so much happening that day we will be looking forward to see you a the event itself~!! 

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