J-POP SUMMIT Festival comes to Japantown and Union Square July 19-20.

Launched in 2009, J-POP SUMMIT Festival is a large street fair in San Francisco, California that celebrates Japanese popular culture every summer.

By introducing the latest in Japanese music, film, art, fashion, games, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends and innovations from Japan.

The 5th annual J-POP SUMMIT of July 2013, the festival made huge leaps in its programming and enjoyed 80,000 people in attendance, making it one of the top Japanese festivals in the US. In addition to the original street fair, a Union Square Live concert in downtown San Francisco, Bay Area’s very first Japan Film Festival of San Francisco, and sake-tasting and fine foods at POP GOURMET Food Festival were all introduced to further enrich the experience as a whole.

J-POP SUMMIT Festival, in other words, consists of a music festival, a film festival, a fashion festival, an art festival, an anime convention, as well as a gourmet food fair. Here, many local and Japanese organizations and businesses join to take part, support and exhibit. The festival is also getting attention as an effective platform for promotion and as an entry point into US markets.

When: July 19 – 20, Times Vary

Where: Japantown & Union Square

Cost: Mostly free but special venues varies

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