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OC Japan Fair: Coming This Weekend

Yuan Feng |
October 10, 2013 | 3:51 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

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OC Japan Fair 2011/moto@club4AG
The annual OC Japan Fair returns to the Orange County fair grounds in Costa Mesa this coming Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12th and 13th. 

This year’s event features live entertainment, music, and multiple vendors for games, gifts, goodies and food.

Some highlight performances include a taiko performance from Kishin Daiko, as well as classic Japanese dance performances. FYI, if you’re a Hello Kitty lover, you can also come meet her at the fair's Sanrio Booth.

Above all else, make sure not to miss the famous Japanese ramen shops on display. They'll be offering special menus just for the event.

Note: if you're 21+ and want to get your drink on, the fair will have more than 20 sake breweries on display.

Like so many ethnic festivals in the L.A. area, the OC Japan Fair has become a beloved southern California tradition.

The first OC Japan Fair was held in 2009 with the purpose to share Japanese technologies and culture in America. Throughout the years, the OC Japan Fair has increasingly attracted more than Japanese and Japanese-Americans living in southern California. People of all backgrounds head to Costa Mesa to enjoy incredible Japanese food, art, music (J-pop included) beers and more.

The event is scheduled to run from 11am-7pm on Sat. and 10am -5pm on Sun. Admission is $5 for a one-day pass and $8 for a two-day pass. You can purchase tickets on the fair's website here. Parking is $7.

Reach Staff Reporter Yuan Feng here.



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