Maybe 2017 can be the year that no non-Japanese people wear cosplay to sakura matsuri in the US so that Japanese Americans can have their space to experience Japanese culture with other Japanese people.
Fun times at the Sakura Matsuri in Brooklyn ❤️ put to use my kimono/yukata I got in Japan lol. @squisherific (black yukata), me (pink kimono) and friend Jane in red. Just felt like sharing hehe. Of course me and squisherific are “patiently” waiting for gruvia to happen. 😂
Guys I’m part of TEAM SKULL now 😎 (it was super awesome to see @roboticreplication again!! The whole team skull group was SO AMAZING!! And the Guzma cosplay is top notch and the contacts are an awesome touch!!!! ) as a whole the Sakura Matsuri in DC was a blast today!!! I hope to go again next year!!
So I keep seeing posts about how cosplaying at Sakura Matsuri is disrespectful
I want to weigh in on this, as both a) a Japanese Studies major, b) a cosplayer, and c) someone working towards a career in translation //so I can translate Sakaguchi Ango’s novels and works on Onmyoudo//.
So it’s May now and I have been seriously slacking when it comes to uploading photos. I go somewhere, I take a whole bunch of really good photos, and then nothing. They sit there collecting virtual dust on my hard drive until they become irrelevant. Well better late than never.
Towards the end of last month I went to the Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. A two day celebration of cherry blossoms and Japanese culture, the Sakura Matsuri is best described as an outdoor anime con. And that means Cosplayers.
I have no idea who any of these people are except for the last one. That’s @tenshimaidfuyutoki. She’s a friend of a friend of a friend.
To whomever is sending anons to cosplayers regarding the DC Sakura Matsuri
Leave them all the fuck alone? Cosplay, anime, and manga are a huge part of Japanese culture which are all extremely celebrated at the Cherry Blossom Festival. Fuck off. Leave cosplayers alone, thanks.