For the fans of Japanese culture: “Shishimai” is a traditional dance performed at special occasions in Japan. We'd presented our modern variation of Shishimai, performed by Japanese and Dutch artists.
An introduction to the strange and fascinating cosplay subculture of Amsterdam. Cosplay, short for "Costume Play” is about dressing up as characters from Japanese manga and anime. Cosplay is not only a huge phenomenon in Japan; there are also Dutch communities of anime fans having cosplay competitions. We invited these cosplayers to create a performance for a Dutch perspective of a Japanese subculture.
Later on in the night everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the Dutch J-pop band 'Slightly Spring'. Plus at the end of the night everyone rocked out on Japanese tunes played by DJ Yutaka.
Watch the performance right here on Youtube.