Cosplay in the Kingdom, a costume party celebrating the influence of Japanese Anime and Manga in Jamaica, will take place on Saturday, June 14 at the National Gallery of Jamaica. The party is a closing event for the successful Japan: Kingdom of Characters exhibition, in association with the Embassy of Japan and JA Cosplayaz.
The event will run from 5 pm to 11 pm, featuring music by Leather Jacket. There will also be a costume pageant and prizes will be awarded for best costume. Tickets are available at the National Gallery, $500 pre-sold and $700 at the gate.
The Cosplay party will be the last chance to view the JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters exhibition showcasing Japan’s anime and manga character culture with life size models, videos and photography.
The exhibition was organized by the Embassy of Japan in conjunction with the National Gallery of Jamaica and the Japan Foundation. It commemorates the 50th anniversary of Japan-Jamaica diplomatic relations and is also part of the National Gallery of Jamaica’s fortieth anniversary program.