Contestants included a motorised toy wearing an iPhone case, swivelling sushi plates, and a tissue box fitted with vibrating dildos
Fire, drums, costumes, yelling. All the good stuff.
Images from one of Japan’s biggest festivals, in which Japanese outfits from different eras are paraded through the streets
the Nada no Kenka Matsuri is one of Japan’s craziest festivals, and warrants a place on the bucket list for any Japanophile
The Art Aquarium, where even fish are more artistic than you
Want to see inside TGS? You’re in the right castle
Pikachu burgers, pokéball rice balls and Pikachu-butt curry buns
Last weekend was the Koenji Awa Odori, one of Tokyo’s biggest and best summer festivals, in which 10,000 dancers parade through the oft-cramped streets of Koenji to the glee of drunken sweaty spectators. Here’s a selection of our best images
Manga, air-conditioned shirts, maid outfits for bottles and – of course – cosplayers
3D print your self-designed playable spaceship, watch a character mimic the movements of a mannequin as you manipulate it, and feel resistance as you hold some balls.