One special attraction of the Japanese Culture Week is the Cosplay exhibition. Cosplay, short for “costume play,” which has its source in manga and anime, comic books, video games and films, has gained popularity since its inception in the 1970s. Cosplayers portray their favorite characters in conventions, competitions, and miscellaneous events. Havana, Cuba

Date: , 2019
Type of event: Embassy Culture Weeks
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