Comiket, also known as the Comic Market and sometimes referred to as Comike, is the world’s largest comic book fair, held twice a year (summer and winter versions, just like Wonderfest) in Tokyo, Japan. Entrance is free, but you are encouraged to buy the event catalog for 2,000 yen ($20).
The first Comiket was held in December 1975, with only about 32 participating circles and an estimated 600 attendees.
The 3 day event drew about 560,000 attendees, a new record. The pictures below are courtesy of Yahoo Japan taken during the first day morning when it was the busiest.
Personally, I’m not into comics, but was curious about this event so I went on the Saturday afternoon (which was probably the least busiest time, even though there was still a lot of people).
Comiket also draws a large number of cosplayers (costume play) so it is also quite a popular attraction.
Below are a few cosplay pictures that I took …
Did you get a chance to attend Comiket?