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Montreal's annual Japanese culture festival returns to Laval University this weekend (PHOTOS)

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Vincent Plana Apr 04, 2018 3:18 pm 68

Nadeshicon, a Japanese culture fair, will be taking over Laval University this coming weekend.

From Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8, the university will become a hub for all things anime and culture.

The event first began in 2013, a result of the hard work, commitment, and passion from Japanese culture fans. Since their first event, attendance has skyrocketed with more than 2,500 guests at their 2017 convention.

Thousands of visitors flock to Laval University every year for the festivities. Participants can expect a masquerade ball, a merchant and artists room to purchase Japanese goods, panels throughout the weekend, photographers, karaoke, cosplay, martial arts demonstrations, Japanese food, as well as an idol contest.

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Image via Nadeshicon

Japanese

Image via Nadeshicon

Japanese

Image via Nadeshicon

There will also be a number of traditional Japanese performances on display, such as storm drums, Japanese folk dance, a Japanese juggler, calligraphy, and a traditional tea ceremony.

Japanese

Image via Nadeshicon

Image via Nadeshicon

The weekend will feature a number of special guests, including James D. Mortellaro (director, voice director, and voice of Prince Sidon in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), Phil Mizuno (Cats and Craft), CelticSakura and Mathi (Team Canada at the 2018 World Cosplay summit), and missharvey (professional e-sports athlete), among many others.

The convention will be open on April 6 from 5 pm to 12 am, April 7 from 10 am to 2 am, and April 8 from 10 am to 7 pm. Entree for the entire weekend costs $30, which can be purchased at the door. Entry for Sunday, April 8 only costs $15 and children under the age of 12 can attend for free.

Nadeshicon 2018

When: Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8

Time: April 6 from 5 pm to 12 am, April 7 from 10 am to 2 am, and April 8 from 10 am to 7 pm

Where: Laval University – 2325 Rue de l’Universtié, Quebec

Tickets: $30 for the weekend, $15 per day, available at the door.

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Vincent Plana
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