Japanese Pop Culture Festival Moves to Fort Mason - NBC Bay Area
San Francisco

San Francisco

The latest news from around San Francisco

Japanese Pop Culture Festival Moves to Fort Mason



    Japanese Pop Culture Festival Moves to Fort Mason
    Victor Entertainment
    Japanese rock band Gacharic Spin is scheduled to appear at J-Pop Summit.

    Japanese pop culture, ever popular in San Francisco, is getting even bigger in the city.

    This year's J-Pop Summit has moved from Japantown to Fort Mason and has transformed from a free to a ticketed event. The Summit runs from August 7-9.

    Tickets for Friday's opening event at the Castro Theater are sold out but admission to various events that are still available ranges from $13-30. 

    The Fort Mason festivities include music performances, interactive technology displays, fashion shows, (including a contest inspired by the colorful fashions seen in the Harajuku section of Tokyo), and a "J-Pop Idol" singing contest.

    Offsite highlights outside of the main program of music, fashion and technology explorations at Fort Mason include a Sake Summit in Union Square and the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco back in Japantown.

    Get the latest from NBC Bay Area anywhere, anytime
    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android