Yesterday was not only a national holiday in Japan, it was also the eighth annual Nipponbashi Street Festa stamped Osaka.
Nipponbashi is Osaka's geek district—much like Akihabara is for Tokyo.
Cosplayers turned up in colorful outfits, dressing as characters from their favorite manga, anime, and video games. The street was closed to cars, and otaku flooded the streets, snapping pics, cosplaying, and hanging out.
Sister site Kotaku Japan was in attendance, as was Japanese blog Otaku.com and cosplay site Asagawo Blog. Check out their photos in the gallery above. More in the links below.
コスプレイヤーさんいっぱい！ [Kotaku Japan]
可愛いだけがコスプレじゃない？ [Kotaku Japan]
日本橋ストリートフェスタ2012 コスプレまとめ記事 [Otaku.com]
コスプレ彼女 その1, その2, その3, その4, その5, その6, その7 [Asagawo Blog]
(Top photo: Otaku.com)