Nippon Domannaka Festival
The Nippon Domannaka (literally meaning “right in the middle of Japan”) Festival (commonly known as Domatsuri) was established by the ambition of students in Nagoya who hoped to revitalize Japan through this festival. Nagoya is crowded with numerous dancers who hold naruko (Japanese clappers) and wear costumes of various colors, bringing Domatsuri to all parts of the city.
Schedule: The last weekend in August
Place: Nagoya (Sakae, Osu, Nagoya Station,and other locations)
World Cosplay (Costume Play) Summit 2014
The manga , anime , and console games of Japan are popular all over the world. Every year , fans from many countries come to Nagoya to compete by performing as characters from these source. The contestants also show off their costumes in a parade through Osu.