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JPF @ SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show

August 19 – 20, 2017

Celebrate Japanese pop culture at one of our favourite expos, SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show! You can cosplay, enjoy fun and creative activities and meet special guests from Japan.

And of course, don’t miss a visit to our space! See illustrations by SMASH! guest, Yusuke Kozaki, a character designer and manga artist known for his involvement in works, such as Fire Emblem and Pokémon GO among many others. Kozaki will also lead intimate workshops for experienced character designers and artists. Pokémon-themed free-folding origami sessions will also be available.

Don’t forget to come by and see which films will be shown at this year’s Japanese Film Festival!

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Character Design Workshop

With Yusuke Kozaki

Learn to refine your character designs in an intimate workshop led by Japanese illustrator Yusuke Kozaki. In this one-hour session, participants will work individually and as a group to develop characters, based on an imagined creative brief, under the guidance of Kozaki. He will also share tips and techniques on character creation.

This workshop is for experienced character designers and artists who are looking to start a career in the media industry or are professionals seeking to further develop their skills.

Workshop Sessions – FULLY BOOKED

Saturday, August 19 | 11am – 12pm
Sunday, August 20 | 3pm – 4pm

The workshops will be held at the Japan Foundation’s area in JF Fleming Ground Floor, near the Mini Stage.


The workshops are fully booked.  Bookings are now closed.

Workshop is free. Admission into SMASH! is paid.
Limited capacity; bookings required.

Presented by


Rosehill Gardens
James Ruse Dr
Rosehill NSW 2142

Paid entry into SMASH!, tickets available from their website.
Activities run by JPF Sydney at SMASH! are free. Bookings for workshops are essential.


(02) 8239 0055

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