February 18th and 19th 2023 saturday: 10AM - 8PM sunday: 10AM - 6PM
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Ateliers culturels

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
[CULTURAL WORKSHOPS] Do you like traditional Japan? Then rejoice, many cultural workshops are waiting for you during our next edition. Discover Japanese culinary arts through hands-on workshops: learn how to prepare delicious soba, make light pastries called nerikiri, and celebrate the tea ceremony. If you don’t have a big appetite, or prefer manual activities, don’t miss our kokedama, Japanese calligraphy, papercraft and many other workshops! Please check our website for more details, and buy your tickets now (links in bio)! We look forward to welcoming you on the weekend of February 18 and 19 to present these cultural and culinary workshops!

Partnership: M-Electronics

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
[PARTNERSHIP] It is with great pleasure that we announce our renewed partnership with Melectronics, who will accompany us again this year! During Japan Impact, come and discover the Melectronics booth, where you can buy products for geek and Japanese culture lovers, as well as textiles in their sales room where you can also immortalize your new clothes with their photo booth. And that’s not all! Melectronics has invited three talented artists, Elsa Brants (author of “Save Me Pythie”), Reno Dreamland (creator of the “Dreamland” series) and Jessica Jung (illustrator of “Legends of Parodia”), to compete in a drawing battle on stage. Attend the battle to support your favorite illustrator! Each guest will also hold signing sessions, so we are looking forward to seeing you at Japan Impact, on February 18th and 19th, 2023.

Art of Léo

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
[CONFERENCE] We all know North American cartoons, Japanese anime and some quality French productions. But what about Swiss cartoons? Does it exist? The answer is yes, and Art of Léo will come and talk about it during a conference. Art of Lé0 will talk about her job as an animator in Switzerland, which she has been doing for 7 years. You can find her during a conference on Saturday in Usagi room and on Sunday in Osaka room, you can also find her at the Poké’mon IRL booth during the rest of the event!

Rinch Ry

Saturday, January 28, 2023
[CONCERT] Come and discover at Japan Impact a unique and very original experience presented by Rinch Ry . This unusual music group offers you a rhythmic multimedia concert, telling you a story through projected manga plates and their fantastic music. This multi-dimensional show will introduce you to Understella, a musical manga with animated manga plates, 2D animation, and a narration through songs representing a new chapter of the story. So, if you are the kind of person who listens to your favorite music while reading your manga, or if you are intrigued to immerse yourself in this original artistic fusion, come to the RINCH concert on Saturday February 18th and Sunday February 19th at Japan Impact!

Arda Wigs

Saturday, January 28, 2023
[PARTNERSHIP] We are happy to announce that Arda Wigs is still with us in this incredible adventure of Japan Impact 2023! Arda Wigs is a company specialized in wigs and other cosplay accessories. They offer a wide variety of quality products, and are sponsoring this year’s cosplay contest by offering vouchers for their online store.


Saturday, January 28, 2023
[GUEST] Come and discover Caly, a French mangaka, during Japan Impact! She will lead 2 workshops dedicated to Chibi drawing, as well as a Lavis ink drawing workshop. Lavis is a drawing technique which appeared in China in the 6th century, it uses a single color, more or less diluted. You can also meet her at her booth, where she will offer for sale and sign her Nova series. Nova highlights the meeting between a 13 years old schoolboy and a mysterious girl who came to inspect the boy’s health after an invasion of aliens called EKSAA.

Dojo Zen Sansui

Saturday, January 28, 2023


Come and immerse yourself in the thousand-year-old tradition of Zen meditation, zazen.

Every 30 minutes, in the Myôga room, Sansui Zen Dojo will teach you what zazen is and then offer you to experience the great mental calm that this practice provides for 10 minutes. He will then be available to answer all your questions.

Kintsugi lecture

Saturday, January 21, 2023

[LECTURE] Have you ever heard of Kinstugi, an ancestral art consisting in repairing ceramics with gold? Then come and discover it thanks to @Veronique Mooser during her conferences on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February at Japan Impact! Japanese people repair their objects with gold to keep their pieces together while showing their scars, to give them a second life.

📷: Véronique Mooser

Duo Taku

Saturday, January 21, 2023
[CONCERT] Duo Taku are coming for the first time to Japan Impact to play beautiful anime and video game covers. With their piano and violin, this otaku duo will bring you back to your childhood by playing music from your favorite retro games. If that’s not enough, their anime ost covers will make you relive those epic moments of your favorite anime, making you shiver again. So come to Duo Taku’s concert on Saturday 18th February at Japan Impact for a show that promises to amaze you!

Japanese lesson with Sophie

Saturday, January 21, 2023
[CONTINUOUS ACTIVITY] Have you always dreamed of taking a Japanese course? Sophie Thomas, a Japanese language tutor since 2013, has put together an introduction to this language for you! Cours de Japonais - From your home or directly in Japan helps daily learners of Japanese to find a solution so that they can progress in the best possible way thanks to free online content, her Youtube channel “Sophie // Japanese lessons” or thanks to her online training “OBJECTIF JAPON”. Come and take part in her activity during February 18 and 19 at Japan Impact and leave with your first name written in katakana!