16th July 2022 - QUAD, DERBY

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Japan Fest's Aim

For the first time in Derby, and in collaboration with the Quad, a charity focused on contributing to contemporary culture, we will be holding an event in celebration of Japanese culture. This event is being meticulously crafted by passionate and motivated individuals to bring just a small taste of Japan to Derby City Center. Activities for this cultural event include Japanese arts and crafts, authentic handmade food, Japanese inspired drinks, performances, workshops, film, and anime plus much more with the hope that we can one, cater to the Japanese community and two, create an environment where the average person, no matter the age, can enjoy a day immersed in a culture which otherwise would be near impossible to engage with.

What to expect


Performers + Workshops

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Stall Holders

Want a table at our event? Contact us at: manuele@otakuworld.co.uk

Ticket Price

Under 18s: £10

Over 18s: £15

Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children): £35

Plan of the Day
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Workshops will work on a first come first serve basis

Workshop room 1 - Capacity: 25 

Workshop room 2 - Capacity: 15 


Car Parking

Assembly Room Car Park 

Full St, Derby DE1 3AF

Bold Lane Car Park

Bold Ln, Derby DE1 3NT

Chapel Street

13 Chapel St, Derby DE1 3GU



Otaku World Derby

Otaku World is passionate team that envisions bringing all anime and Japanese enthusiast together under one roof. Our first steps in achieving this was the opening of our anime store in Derby, it has proved very successful. Our second step towards our goal was the introduction of our anime event, Otaku Link.


Otaku Link’s foundation is built upon the idea of giving anime fans a place to relax and enjoy everything anime has to offer. We are different then other conventions as we have constructed the event in a way that promotes social interaction. Otaku Link is better described as an anime club, where attendees are actively engaged in activities based around Anime thus creating long lasting friendships and an inclusive community. We are now taking the third step in our adventure by incorporating the vast array of other parts of Japanese culture, this brings us to Japan Fest.


QUAD Derby

QUAD is an international centre for engagement in contemporary art and film, based in Derby.

The year-round programme focuses on major exhibitions, professional practice for artists, mass participation, commissions, independent film and the creative use of emergent digital technologies.

QUAD is a charity focused on intercultural dialogue through supporting diverse audiences to engage, develop skills and contribute to contemporary culture. Year-round, our learning, education and participation programmes involve people and communities locally and worldwide in innovative arts programmes.

Major projects include FORMAT International Photography Biennale, as well as recent exhibitions by artists Benedict Drew, teamLab and Kimchi and Chips.