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Tuesday, 4th December 2012
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Japanese anime features heavily at Moscow's J-FEST 2012

Moscow has played host to the fourth annual festival of contemporary Japanese culture, known as J-FEST.

The event which ran over December 1st and 2nd saw participants wear costumes from various video games and Japanese anime characters.

Also known as Cosplay, short for costume play, the event is a type of performance art.

In addition to the Cosplay exhibition, visitors to the event were given the chance to play the traditional Japanese board game go, as well as make a fir-tree using the ancient art of Origami.

Japanese anime hit the headlines recently with news that the feature film A Letter to Momo from director Hiroyuki Okiura had won the 6th Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Animated Feature Film.

The film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011 and had its Japanese premier on April 21st this year, also won the New York International Children's Film Festival's Best Feature Film.

Written by Graham McPherson