• Imagawa Yoshimoto
  • Takeda Shingen
  • Mori Motonari
  • Saika Magoichi
  • Saigo Takamori
  • Oishi Kuranosuke

ONE SAMURAI Meet them face-to-face in Nippombashi, Osaka!

  • Sanada Yukimura
  • Asakura Yoshikage
  • Tokugawa Ieyasu
  • Sakamoto Ryoma
  • Yagyu Jyubei

Event and exhibit details. To be announced on the day at our booth.

Novelty giveaways when you visit our booth! (Only while supplies last)

One Samurai character panels! Find your favorite samurai and have your photo taken with him.

Photo sessions Have your photo taken with a Sanada Yukimura cosplayer!

Original One Samurai goods for sale (Available only at this event)

Free handouts of pop culture info and stuff

Note: Goods are limited in quantity, so we may limit how much each person can buy.
Payment is in cash (Japanese yen) only.

To overseas visitors We'll have English- and Chinese-speaking staff at our booth, so feel free to drop by.

Tokugawa Ieyasu

Saigo Takamori

Sakamoto Ryoma

Sanada Yukimura

Yagyu Jyubei

Saika Magoichi

Imagawa Yoshimoto

Asakura Yoshikage

What is the Osaka Pop Culture Project?

Osaka is a hub of pop culture, whether it's manga, anime, idols, samurai, or robots. The city hosts countless pop culture events for fans, including cosplay events. At the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau (OCTB), we're presenting Osaka to the world as a mecca for pop culture and we're inviting fans here from around the world. The Osaka Pop Culture Project is our vehicle for collaborating with people and groups involved in pop culture and for promoting Osaka as a pop culture hub.

What is One Samurai?

The original samurai prospered by staunchly protecting their land. With their close ties to the history of the land, the samurai are a huge tourist draw.
In the One Samurai project, you can meet samurai who've been transported to the present day to recommend must-see sights, great food, craftwork, art and music, and tons of other cool Japanese stuff.

How to get to Mazinger Square at the Nippombashi Street Festa 2016

  • 3 min. walk from Ebisucho Station (exit 1-A or 1-B) on the Sakaisuiji subway line.
  • 8–15 min. walk from Namba Station on the Midosuji or Sennichimae subway lines, Namba Station on the Nankai line, or Osaka-Namba Station on the Kintetsu line.
  • 20 min. walk from JR Namba Station.

Click here for a map of the area.