Step into the weird and wonderful world of Japanese pop culture and manga at the 22nd annual Barcelona Manga Fair, set to be bigger and better than ever before. The European manga market is currently worth over $250 million and no expense has been spared at this year’s event. There will be a wide range of activities on offer, including a Nintendo video gaming station, a children’s area, an exhibition exploring the origins of manga, as well as a host of workshops and shiatsu classes. There will also be a series of anime film screenings, readings by prominent Japanese authors, including Banana Yoshimoto and Mitsuyo Kakuta, as well as theatre and music performances. If comics aren’t your thing, there are also plenty of other activities related to Japanese culture—try your hand at Japanese pastry making, enjoy some peace and quiet in the meditation area or unwind in the authentic Japanese tea room.
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