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Two fantastic days for lovers of Japanese culture


The Lisbon International Fair was the stage for IBERANIME this weekend, with a little bit of everything for the fans of the country of the rising sun.

Whole families entered the FIL, to have fun in the biggest event dedicated to Japanese culture, and there were many who were there and had a great time.

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Areas of J-POP, Concerts, Traditional Japanese Culture, and IA!Plus, Anime, Cosplay, Martial Arts, Noodles Contests, Retrogaming, Gaming, eSports, Para Para Dance, and Free Workshops, were just some of the entertainments available.

Of course, the fans didn’t miss the opportunity to dress up, there were many who wore the costumes of their heroes, but also of villains, and let’s say some worthy of being in any Hollywood movie, full of details and with make-up. fantastic.



Traditional Japanese Culture
The Japanese culture is rich in millenary traditions, with a very characteristic philosophy, Martial arts, origami, calligraphy, Iberanime is an opportunity to dive into this society.

Japanese calligraphy
The artist and Japanese calligraphy expert, Mr. Mitsuru Nagata, was in Portugal for a special presentation at Iberanime Lisboa.

Martial arts
Aikido, Kendo, Judo, and other combat philosophies were present at FIL.

Art with a sheet of paper Origami is proof of this, there were many who had fun making the most incredible figures on paper.

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Palm healing, rediscovered in Japan, Reiki, an ancient practice of Tibetan origin that focuses on applying and directing vital and universal energies in order to heal and balance the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, was also present.

Japanese class
Workshop to learn the basics, as well as the Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji syllabaries.

Japanese culture
Rich in traditions, artisanal arts, and a universe of delicate plastic activities.

J-pop means Japanese pop culture, the area that portrays the activities that most characterize youth madness in the Japanese universe, from Karaoke to AMV’s fantastic moments at FIL!

Gaijin Sentai
The biggest J-Pop band in Latin America was present at FIL for an unforgettable concert, presenting many themes that fans know well, including the latest single recorded in Japan alongside Yumi Matsuzawa: “Delorean”.

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Joana Rosa
Joana Rosa, the Portuguese illustrator, was present, with her own aesthetic, held two manga drawing workshops and presented her latest work: The Mighty Gang.

Radio Jeneration
Radio Jeneration was once again present at Iberanime with various activities such as Karaoke, Mini Quizz, K-Hazam, Anime & Co., Mega Quizz.

Iberanime > Fil ©Luís M. Serrão – ineews > 2022.05.21

It was not necessary to know the steps, it was enough to participate and there was a lot of fun at FIL.

Board Games with the Lisbon BoardGamers Group, Lisbon Steampunk League a group of cosplayers and creatives, Star Wars characters parade, K-Pop the fantastic world of Korean Pop Culture, Wrestling, wrestling modality has been all the rage in Japan too was present, Trading Card Games for the masters of strategy and the one on one games, Assembly took the VR / AMUSEMENT PARK where fun with this increasingly dynamic technology was guaranteed, and of course, Gaming and Video Games lovers were at home.

Perhaps Iberanime’s biggest attraction with Cosplay World Masters, with 14 countries showing us the best of their country’s cosplay, and the European Cosplay Gathering.



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