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23 October 2009

Otaku Ippiki goes abroad: 2009-10 Doujin event "Tsuki no Matsuri" @Hong Kong

Hello all. I just gone on a short holiday to Hong Kong.

Where did Otaku Ippiki go to? I went to a HK doujin event and a maid cafe.
This is the report for doujin event "Tsuki no Matsuri"(月の祭 / Festival of the Moon(*1) ) as part-1 of my report.

Here's my impression.

(日本語版は、こちらへ。The Japanese version is available here.)

[Location: Hong Kong City University]
The venue was right in front of MTR Kowloon Tong Station. Kowloon Tong is famous for the sprawling shopping mall: Festival Walk  (please see photos).

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The event: "Tsuki no Matsuri" was held on the university campus. Unlike similar Japanese events, the admission was very reasonable (only 20HKD or around).

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[Overall impressions]
The size of the event was not big. Although this was a rather minor event, the overall experience was excellent. Needless to say, HK folks are ardent supporters of Japanese pop-culture. Japanese magazines have been sold at many newsstands in Hong Kong for the past two or three decades. Hong Kong had been airing contemporary Japanese TV drama/anime since 70's. That is why Hong Kong could hold a quality events of such quality.

[Cosplayers, and photos]
The cosplay photography area was outside of the sales area. Any photographer could take photos without charge. (i.e. no admission, and no camera surcharge). Cosplayers can use the courtyard or the Chinese-style garden(please see photo).

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Yes, HK has lots of Kamera-Kozou (shutterbugs). To my surprise, all the Kamera-Kozou were using the latest and rather pricey cameras (This is the same phenomenon as in Japan(^^;).

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Here's my photo of HK cosplayers.

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*Hatsune Miku

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*Shana

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*Unknown character(Perfect posing, but sorry for blur focus)

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*Waitress from Pia-Carrot? (She seems to be a very popular cosplayer. I
couldn't get an eyesight for shooting since she had lots of Kamera-Kozou.)

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*Chii-chan from Chobits (Please pay attention to a picture book)


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*"Houkago tea time" from K-ON (It's a humorous mistake. Yui-chan has an acoustic guitar(^^;)


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*Original maid-sans(maid-san on the right can speak good Japanese.)

[Doujinshi]
The number of booths were very limited. However, the quality of art was very good. Unfortunately, I can't judge the story because I can't understand Chinese. There happened to have a booth that sold a Japanese-language doujin.(Please see a photo. Right: Catalogue of the event. Left: the Doujinshi.)

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The doujinshi was dedicated to Japanese trains. The author is "Sakura-Zuki-Tei"(桜月亭). I don't know the real name. But "Sakura-Zuki-Tei" had ever won a prize from a Japanese contest (Please see a link for the prize, and follow this link for the contents of this Doujinshi.). To my 1st surprise, "Sakura-Zuki-Tei" wrote perfect Japanese. To my 2nd surprise, "Sakura-Zuki-Tei" is a female train otaku. Yes, Japan has tonnes of train otaku[tetsu-ota]. But near 100% of tetsu-ota is male otaku. Female train otaku[tetsu-ko] is very hard to find, even in Japan.

To be continued to a HK maid cafe report as part-2 of my report.

[Note]
1) October fell on the 8th month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar during which the Chinese celebrates the Mid-Autumn festival.
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