Comiket, one of Japan’s biggest comic related events will be happening this summer at Tokyo Big Sight on August 15, Friday. Admission is free but organisers recommend that you buy the event catalogue. The focus of the event is ‘dojinsha’ – independently created and published manga so given the thousands of amateur and professional manga artists in Japan, there will be an incredibly wide range of genres and styles on display. If you’re bringing a costume, be aware you have to pay to cosplay – 800yen. Also, organisers advise that attendees should be ‘in good health when visiting Comiket and make sure to dress accordingly’. Comiket runs from Friday the 15th until Sunday the 17th at Big Site in Odaiba. The closest stations are Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome Line and Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the JR Rinkai Line.