Japan Expo 2013!

Murasame-kai will participate in Japan Expo 2013 to be held in Santa Clara, California on Aug 24-25, 2013.

Japan Expo is a convention on Japanese Pop & Traditional culture – the largest of its kind in Europe. The first exposition took place in 1999 at the Institut supérieur du commerce de Paris and welcomed 3,200 visitors, a number which has grown steadily to over 200,000 in 2012. The very first Japan Expo in the United States will be hosted at Santa Clara Convention Center on Aug 23-25.

Murasame-kai will have a booth at the show on 24-25th (Sat and Sun only), and will give a panel discussion and Karuta demonstration on a stage on 25th. Here‘s the Murasame-kai info page on Japan Expo web site.

Japan Expo

Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center
Exhibition Booth: Aug 24-25 (Booth # F56)
Panel Discussion: Aug 25, 1:30 – 2:00 pm (”Interactive Events” Room)
Karta Demonstration: Aug 25, 2:00 – 2:30 pm (”Interactive Events” Room, following the Panel Discussion)

For the panel discussion, we will have panelists, who started playing Karuta after they watched Chihayafuru anime, share with the audience their fascination with Chihayafuru and experience of playing Karuta themselves.

For the Karuta demonstration, we will have “real-life Chihayas”, two pretty young ladies who are also the best players of Murasame-kai, perform very dynamic and intense Karuta match.

Please come see us at Japan Expo!

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