Bring it Home® Orange County

As a resident of Orange County, you will be happy to know that the popular OC Japan Fair is back again. The event hopes to share with guests a unique and fun experience to discover and learn more about Japanese traditions, food, technology, and a lot more!

Did you know that in 2018, the OC Japan Fair drew about 30,000 people for its yearly showcase of Japanese art, food, culture, and performance? There is no doubt that Japanese culture is one of the most well-known and celebrated across the world. And people from almost every nation tend to enjoy specific aspects of Japan, whether it is food, fashion, theater, literature, or anime.

A Fair to Enjoy

You can sample sake, look at anime, and eat gyoza in October at the OC Japan Fair. It will take place at the famous OC Fair & Event Center. OC Japan Fair is excellent as it brings you an unforgettable and engaging cultural experience that you will cherish for a long time. Note that authentic cuisine, unique items, and notable performances await you at the fair.  

You will enjoy the best Japanese food, rich culture and various artists from Japan. Did you know that the fair stages performances including drumming? It also offers traditional street foods from a wide variety of vendors, which is excellent.

History

It is worth noting that the OC Japan Fair was formally founded back in 2009 by a group of hardworking Japanese businessmen working and living in Orange County, CA.  Keep in mind that the fair was created to bring Japanese groups and businesses together in order to celebrate all things Japan. 

You will be happy to know that since then, OC Japan Fair has been a combination of authentic Japanese history, culture, and traditions that the Japanese are proud and delighted to share with the world.

Through the assistance of volunteers, the fair has managed to showcase Japanese food, tradition, and culture to residents of OC. Did you know that the inaugural event attracted more than 10,000 guests and has been going great ever since?

What to Expect

The three-day event will feature more than 20 sake breweries and dozens of restaurants, including many ramen shops from Japan, attractions, vendors, and staged events.

Note that vendors of Japanese drinks and food as well as exciting Japanese services and products, will be introduced once again to Southern California.

Fair Highlights and Attractions

There is no doubt that OC Japan Fair is dedicated and committed to bringing the most delicious Japanese cuisines. And with 20 percent more food booths than previous events, no one will leave hungry! You can indulge in Sushi, Takoyaki, Ramen, Yakisoba, and Okonomiyaki.

As a guest, you can also enjoy the fantastic experience of tasting, shopping, and learning about the unique Japanese culture. Some highlights include games, live performance, and Kimono models.

Some food vendors that participated at past events include:

  • Katsu Brothers
  • Chicago Ramen
  • Kobe Wagyu Freaks
  • Luckball Korean BBQ
  • Rockin Gyoza
  • Sakura Café
  • Sushi Boy
  • The Bonks Lab
  • YO’s Crepe
  • Rice Balls of Fire
  • Okamoto Kitchen

Get the Tickets

So, what are you waiting for! Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and art at the fabulous OC Japan Fair. It is one of the largest and most notable cultural celebrations in Southern California. You will find everything, from live performances from famous and young Japanese stars to an anime cosplay show. Isn’t that amazing!

The fair will be held at 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA, from October 15 to October 17, 2021.

You can try traditional craft workshops in order to learn the fantastic art of calligraphy or try a new family game. Did you know that more than 40 vendors will be on-site in order to satisfy your shopping urge?

Whether you are looking for something unique that you can add to your anime collection or searching for some distinct artwork, you will undoubtedly find it here.