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Monday, January 29, 2024
Come and discover the art of Japanese tattooing in live sessions performed by seasoned artists!

The Torox Tattoo studio, on site with Syka and Jimox will present their manga-inspired, ornamental and realistic works. They’ll also be creating unique, personalized designs for you on a variety of media ✨

Fukuro-Tatts will showcase his style combining traditional tattoo art and dynamic manga and anime drawing art in colorful tattoos 🎨

And finally, Sombre Idee Tattooer will be creating flash tattoos over the weekend. It will be possible to view her portfolio and book an appointment 🤩

El Tony Mate

Saturday, January 27, 2024
The 15th edition of Japan Impact is fast approaching, and with it many announcements to come! Today we have the immense honor of presenting our partnership with El Tony Mate ! ✨

Mate teas from Argentina freshly prepared from 100% natural and vegan ingredients, El Tony Mate is everyone’s favorite companion: a cerebral stimulant for bookworms, a boost for night owls swaying on dance floors and a refreshing drink for sun lovers.

Thanks to them for supporting us in the organization of Japan Impact, and come and enjoy their delicious drinks during the convention! 🤤


Friday, January 26, 2024
Discover the enchanting world of Japanese floral art, ikebana 💐, in the company of our graduate teachers from Tokyo’s Sogetsu School!

During their lecture, Kyoshin-ikebana will introduce you to the fascinating history of ikebana, its philosophy and codes.

A demonstration of several floral arrangements will be presented, giving you an insight into this ancestral art, which has a deep connection with nature and evolves over the centuries. 🌿

Swiss Cosplay Family

Thursday, January 25, 2024
Once again this year, we’re delighted to welcome our partners from the Swiss Cosplay Family at Japan Impact! ✨

The Swiss Cosplay Family is the largest cosplay community in Switzerland, with over 400 cosplayers! Their aim is not only to create a united community, ready to help each other and grow, but also to share their love of cosplay with as many people as possible!

The theme of their room, during this 15th edition, will be “As Time Goes By”! 🕖 Don’t miss this journey, starting in 1930 with photography and ending in 2077 with science fiction, in the many workshops on offer throughout the convention weekend!

The Swiss Cosplay Family will be on hand to answer all your questions and demonstrate the materials they use to create their cosplays. 🔥

Museum and Conference Japan Impact

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Let’s celebrate the 15th edition of Japan Impact together! 🥳

At the 15-year museum, Discover the evolution of our convention through its posters and staff t-shirts 🔍

Learn more about the PolyJapan committee, our history and future prospects 🤩

Plus, don’t miss the exceptional talk by past and present presidents in a retrospective that looks back over the last 5 years!

Megumi Watanabe

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Come and take part in Megumi Watanabe’s Japanese workshop and discover a vocabulary that will help you better understand what Yokai are and where they come from 👺

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn how to present yourself according to the characteristics of a character you choose, like your favorite manga hero !

The last workshop is for those planning their next trip to Japan, and will give them a few tools to get by on the spot ✨

These workshops are perfect for beginners who want to learn the Japanese language.

Blaise Schwartz

Monday, January 22, 2024
You’ve heard about Yokai for a long time, but you’re still not sure what they’re all about? 🤔

You are interested in learning more, but are lost by the many sources of information, different translations and ambiguous descriptions?
<br Blaise Schwartz, a young specialist who was born in Tokyo and spent the first nine years of his life there, will give you a talk to break it all down ✨

A conference specially designed for kids !

Diane Georges & CO

Sunday, January 21, 2024
Diane Georges & CO return to Japan Impact this year with a host of exciting activities. These include a conference on Hanafuda, an ancestral 16th-century card game popularized in the USA by Nintendo in the 1930s. In addition to learning more about this card game, Diane Georges & CO’s booth will also feature games against other players of the two Hanafuda variants: Hana-Awase and Koi-Koi.

Alternatively, try your hand at role-playing with the various immersive scenarios on offer:
- “Ken to Shin”: a fantasy world inspired by feudal Japan, where magic and deities influence mortal destiny.
- “Ryuutama”: a Japanese fantasy role-playing game, translated into French, inviting you on a marvellous journey into a world under the protection of dragons, where adventure is always the order of the day.
- Call of Cthulhu": a role-playing classic, transporting you to Japan in the 1920s, where horrors beyond human comprehension await you.
And many more magical worlds to explore!

Finally, let yourself be transported by Diane’s artistic universe at her stand. Admire her drawings and explore her imaginary worlds, guided by Diane’s boundless imagination.

Moïra Studio

Friday, January 19, 2024
Come and take part in Moïra Studio’s workshop, organized by Swiss animation film professionals ✨

You’ll discover the basics of traditional animation as presented in animated and feature films 🖋

Using white paper and pencils, create the illusion of movement and make your own Flipbook!

At the end of this workshop, you’ll have your own cartoon to carry in your pocket 😎


Thursday, January 18, 2024
Do you read manga and are fascinated by this style of drawing? 🎨

Would you like to learn the basics of drawing and create your first manga hero?

The Cordeb’Art workshop is for you!

Follow Julien Cordebar’s introductory course and see your first manga character come to life on your paper ✨

The Cordeb’Art school is a pioneer in the art of manga drawing in Switzerland. It offers daily classes at its premises in Lausanne, Geneva and Neuchâtel.

Participation in the workshop is by registration and is open from age 8 and over.