Aug 13
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Aug 14

Summer Comiket

Comic Market, better known as Comiket, is one of Japan’s biggest annual pop culture events. It’s held twice per year, in summer and winter, at Tokyo Big Sight. The focus of the event is dojinsha — independently created and published manga. Given the thousands of amateur and professional manga artists in Japan, there will be an incredibly wide range of genres and styles for you to buy.

Details for summer 2022 have yet to be announced. Historically a free event, in 2021 Comiket limited admission to paid ticket holders to keep numbers down due to the pandemic. It’s unclear if that will continue this year.

Cosplaying at Comiket

For those planning to cosplay, note there will either be a small fee (in the past around ¥800) or a special cosplay ticket (¥3,500 in 2021) required. Also, organizers advise that attendees should be ‘in good health when visiting Comiket and make sure to dress accordingly’. Considering the hordes of people and Tokyo’s oh-so-hot summers, this is advice worth taking. The closest stations are Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome Line and Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the JR Rinkai Line.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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