I love Cosplay

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First-prize winner   Sonic


First of all, I’d like to tell that I was always in love with Japanese culture and because of this love now I’m studying Japanese language and literature at the university. Elf Elwing became my first cosplay ever so it will always be special for me. Well? I was thinking about making some cosplay for almost a year but couldn’t find the right character. And once, when I started watching anime “Shining tears x Wind” I saw Elwing and realized “That’s it! That’s what I’m looking for! She’s my character!” so I started working on this cosplay immediately and that was a real pleasure to work on character you love. I can certainly say that I put a part of my soul in Elwing cosplay.





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Ice skating

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One of the best activities to do in winter in Tokyo is visit an ice-skating rink. For both beginners and professionals alike, winter is the season to get in to the festive spirit and improve your ice-skating skills.

We went to five of the most popular and easy-to-reach ice skating rinks in Tokyo:


Meiji Jingu (Gaien) Ice Skating Rink


Meiji Jingu Gaien Ice Skating Rink is a popular and convenient ice-skating rink in central Tokyo.


-          Indoor, open all year round

-          Great for professionals

-          Hot drinks and warm seating area available

-          English language version of the guidelines available


-          Can get quite crowded

-          Not always open to public (check their web-site calendar for special events before going)

Entrance fee: 1,340 yen (1,030 yen after 3pm) for adults (930 yen (720 yen) for children); 310 yen for observer

Rental shoes: 510 yen

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