NPO Japanese Culture Club Asashio is a Tartu-based club for Japan lovers. It has been active since 2005. The club started out as an anime club which focused mainly on Japanese pop culture, but as time has passed the interest and activities have developed into a general interest in Japanese culture. The main activities of the club include organizing events related to the same topic. There have been various lectures, presentations, parties, game nights, movie nights and workshops. One of the main events is the annual AniMatsuri festival that keeps growing and growing with every year. In 2016, we are holding the tenth AniMatsuri!

Club’s homepage

Organizing a festival is a long and busy process. In addition to the members of Anime Club Asashio, the success of the festival is greatly contributed to by the volunteers and our sponsors/partners:

The city of Tartu
Nordic Cosplay Championship
Japanese Embassy in Estonia
Japanese Foundation
V SPA hotel
Hostel Looming