This past weekend was a three day weekend because of a national holiday, Vernal Equinox Day, on the Friday. Two of my friends and I decided to take advantage of the break and head to Tokyo. The main reason was to visit the 2009 Tokyo International Anime Fair in Odaiba, an island in Tokyo. Behemoth, the company that makes a favorite game of ours, was going to be there in addition to countless other companies and anime groups. I’ve only really watched Naruto and some Full Metal Alchemist so I’m not that into anime; however, the event was a blast.
The venue, Tokyo Big Sight, was packed with fanatics from all over the world, but mainly Japanese. Cosplay was not permitted so we didn’t expect to see anybody dressed up as anime characters; nevertheless, some die-hard fans arrived in full costume.
The rest of the weekend was spent visiting famous places around Tokyo such as Asakusa’s Sensou-ji Shrine and Yoyogi Park. It was great to get out of Miyagi for a while and take a short vacation. Below are some pictures from the weekend: