Art & Design

Doki Doki The Manchester Japanese Festival 2013

9 November 2013, Manchester




On Saturday 9th November 2013, Manchester is hosting the second Doki Doki - The Manchester Japanese Festival, a unique event celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture. Throughout the day, there will be talks, demonstrations, parades and other events showcasing art, fashion, martial arts, film, music, games and other aspects of Japanese culture, past and present, as well as retail stalls and artist stands. Hot and cold Japanese food and drink will also be available to festival-goers.


The proceeds from various events at the festival will be donated to Aid for Japan, a charity which provides long-term support for orphans of the 2011 Tohoku disaster in Japan.

The festival will run from 10am to 7pm at Sugden Sports Centre, situated just off Oxford Road, in the student quarter. It will be followed by a cosplay after-party, from 9pm to 2am at The Zoo nightclub, over the road from the festival venue.


There is no age limit to attend the festival, but anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paying parent or guardian – the child will get in for free. The after-party is 18+ only.


Tickets cost £10 in advance and £15 on the day. Discounted family tickets are also available.


For further information about the festival and to buy tickets, please visit :

9 November 2013
Sugden Sports Centre, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL

Doki Doki 2013