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Yuriten 2018 Fair Cancelled at Tokyo Venue

posted on by Egan Loo
Would have opened on Saturday; plans still listed for Osaka, Fukuoka

The official website for Yuri Fair (Yuriten) 2018 announced on Monday that the planned yuri-themed exhibition at Tokyo's Ikebukuro Marui department store has been cancelled. This year's event in Tokyo would have run from March 17 to March 25. The fair organizers explained that it would have been difficult for all participating creators to display and sell their works, so they decided to cancel the event at Ikebukuro Marui.

The organizers apologized for the short notice and reported that they are looking into various options for alternate venues and times. As soon as a possible new venue and schedule is confirmed, the organizers will make the announcement.

The fair's website still lists the event as going to Osaka's Namba Parks complex from March 31 to April 8. The site also still lists plans to go to Fukuoka in mid-April, although it states that the details of this stop are still forthcoming.

Last year's event in the same Tokyo venue had offered the first indications for an anime adaptation of Hiromi Takashima's Kase-san and... yuri manga series — before the Kase-san and Morning Glories net animation clip was officially announced, and before the full Kase-san and Morning Glories original video anime was announced.

[Via Yaraon!]

Update: One of the would-be participating creators, the photographer Yuria whose motif is female thighs, would have held "The World of Thigh Photos Exhibit 2018 at Ikebukuro Marui" from March 9 to March 26. However, the organizers announced on March 2 that this exhibit at Ikebukuro Marui was cancelled "due to various circumstances" as well. Thanks, #Verso.Sciolto. Sources: Netlab, Fashion Press via Okazu

This article has a follow-up: Yuriten Yuri Fair Gets New 2018 Tokyo Venue (2018-03-18 00:40)
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