Photos: The 2017 J-Pop Summit at Fort Mason Center

Yanakiku (photo: Robert Alleyne) Over the  9th & 10th of September, J-Pop Summit celebrated its ninth year in San Francisco. J-Pop Summit is about more than just J-pop music, it is a platform to celebrate Japanese culture and all its aspects. This year included a Ramen Summit featuring some of the Bay Area's best ramen, as well as a Sake Summit, which helped to keep the atmosphere festive throughout the day. Kendama was being played all over the festival floor, and Zoomadanke made regular appearances throughout the weekend. While the festival delivers more than just music, it is the musical acts [...]

By |September 25, 2017|Tags: |

Photos + Review: The 2016 J-Pop Summit expands and astounds at Fort Mason Center

The 2016 J-Pop Summit (photo: Ian Young) Photos & Words by Ian Young For two days in July, all things Japanese took over the Fort Mason Center in a sensory explosion of food, sake, music, art, tech, film, fashion and dance. Started in 2009, the J-Pop Summit has brought a slice of Japanese popular culture to San Francisco. This year was their biggest celebration yet, featuring performances from some of Japan’s biggest pop stars. The Bay Bridged got to experience all the excitement and even go behind the scenes with the festival’s headliners. Food and Drink In years past, the J-Pop [...]

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