Tag Archive: J-Pop Summit

Aug 05 2016

Go Torch Mascots dance into fans’ hearts at J-Pop Summit


The return of the popular Japanese Go Torch mascots brought lots of smiles, laughter, and dancing to this year’s J-Pop Summit. The Japanese pop-culture festival brought a record 20,000 attendees to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center July 22-24, teaming the Go Torch (Yuru-Kyara) characters with pop music artists Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, World Order, GARNiDELiA, Silent …

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Jul 22 2016

Japanese Go Torch Mascots Return to J-Pop Summit 2016


Last year’s hit Japanese pop culture Go Torch characters are returning to San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit this weekend to bring more laughter and unique Japanese culture to the 3-day event, July 22-24. The Go Torch (or “Yuru-Kyara”) mascots represent different prefectures or cities in Japan, and there are currently more than 3500 active mascots, popular …

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Jun 28 2016

YANAKIKU return to J-Pop Summit as Iichiko Shochu Ambassadors


Japanese kimono-cosplay duo YANAKIKU will return to San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit at the Fort mason Center on July 23 and 24, 2016. YANAKIKU made their American performance debut at the Japanese cultural festival in 2014, and they returned last year to host J-Pop Summit’s Ryokan Pavilion. This year, singers YANA and KIKU will appear at …

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Apr 29 2016

J-Pop Summit announces World Order, Silent Siren, and GARNiDELiA for July festival


J-POP SUMMIT 2016 has announced its first line-up of music artists set to perform this year. This summer’s festival will be highlighted by a 3-day slate of live music from a wide range of top Japanese pop idol, anisong, electronica, and rock artists that will complement an extensive roster of attractions, participants and exhibits, and …

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Apr 22 2016

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu to open J-Pop Summit 2016


J-Pop Summit 2016, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, will present a live concert performance by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on Friday, July 22nd to kick off the weekend-long J-Pop festivities. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 6th. KPP Concert Ticket Basic and Premium …

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Dec 20 2015

J-Pop Summit returns to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center in 2016


The J-POP SUMMIT Committee, the organization that presents the Japanese pop culture celebration held annually in San Francisco, has announced that the 2016 J-POP SUMMIT will be held at the historic Fort Mason Center, the weekend of Friday, July 22nd thru Sunday, July 24th. The Bay Area’s popular celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, art, …

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Aug 19 2015

YANAKIKU delights fans at J-Pop Summit, announces Tokyo one-man show


Japanese vocal/dance unit YANAKIKU made their triumphant return to San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit during the August 8-9 weekend, returning to the spot of their American debut last year. YANAKIKU presided over the event’s Cosplay Masquerade and J-Pop Idol Contests with laughter and smiles and welcomed visitors to the Ryokan Pavilion where attendees donned kimono and …

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Aug 17 2015

Ossan and Go-Torch characters dance through J-Pop Summit


Japanese mascot Ossan brought dancing and laughter to Japanese pop culture fans in San Francisco during the annual J-Pop Summit festival at Fort Mason Center held August 8th and 9th. Joined by fellow “Go-Torch” characters (also known as “yuru-kyara”) SanaSenaBona from Sasebo and the brother and sister bears Akkuma and Koakkuma from Hokkaido, Ossan urged …

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Jul 26 2015

Japanese Mascots Bring Laughter and Culture to J-Pop Summit 2015


Japanese mascot Ossan returns to the U.S just a few weeks after his American debut at Anime Expo. This time around, he’s bringing fellow “Go-Torch” (or “Yuru-Kyara”) characters Sanasenabona (idols from Sasebo) and Koakkuma & Akkuma (twin bears from Hokkaido) to San Francisco’s J-Pop Summit on August 8 and 9. The mascots will perform both …

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Jul 16 2015

FEMM, Ken Ishii, and YANAKIKU to perform concerts at J-Pop Summit


The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT, the Japanese pop culture event held annually in San Francisco, has announced key live programming and artists that highlight DAY 2 of the colorful Festival. The 2015 J-POP SUMMIT takes place Saturday and Sunday August 8th & 9th at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district. Tickets and …

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