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Japan's largest cosplay event postponed until 2023 due to COVID-19

Organizers of the Nihonbashi Street Festival in Osaka, which they advertise as “Japan’s largest

cosplay event,” announced Wednesday that they will be postponing next year’s event due to concerns over the spread of COVID-

. Staff are considering a full recovery, but believe safety cannot be guaranteed. The organizers will continue discussions with local residents and relevant government agencies regarding the resumption of activities.

Due to concerns, this event has been completely closed on 2020 Canceled during the COVID- outbreak. Then it was canceled last year and this year. This year’s event, originally scheduled for the spring, was initially postponed. The annual parade takes place in the Den Den Town area of ​​Nippombashi (a shopping area in Osaka featuring anime, game and manga merchandise famous, similar to Tokyo’s Akihabara). More than 200, People participate in outdoor activities every year.

ANN at 2015 The incident was reported in , 2017, and 2017. This year 2020 marks the second cancellation in the event’s history; Canceled after the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami 246. 2015 An unexploded World War II bomb was unearthed at the construction site next to the parade route, just five days from the Japanese Bridge Street Festa , but the parade that year went ahead as scheduled.

Source: Nihonbashi Street Festival via Otakomu





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