Dienstag, 16. Oktober 2012

Some impressions from...



While you were sleeping...

...New Zealand Guest of Honour 2012, Frankfurt Book Fair




  1. What books did I buy??? On the world's largest book fair you normally cannot buy books, therefore we have book shops in good old Germany... :-)
    But of course there are exceptions of this rule: a lot of A- & B-list celebraties presented their new books on this important exhibition. And if they do so, you can exclusively buy one of these books before they put their autograph on the first page of their workmanship. But I was more interested in the non-book products like interesting gifts or postcards; next to the many cosplayers and manga fans you were able to find on the fair. Many of them put themselves on display and everybody could take photos like I did.
    Have a great weekend, thanks for your comment,

  2. Not only the books but also the cosplay (really eye-catching!) and people watching must be fun.


  3. Oh, the photos of cosplayers are very interesting. I guess cosplay is based on Japanese manga.
    My friend told me a story about one young man from America. He got to be interested in Japan through manga, especially he liked "Naruto" which is the story of young Ninja spy. When he saw a pair of Nio guardian statues at Great South Gate in Todai-ji Temple, he was excited. He saw one of them has open mouth saying "A あ" and the other has closed mouth saying "Un ん", and got to know the meaning of A and Un. On the both side of the pillars of the gate of Naruto" village, "A" and "Un" were wirtten. He had been wondering why. I thought decades ago people saw the movies directed by Kurosawa and got to be interested in Japan. Now replacing the movies, manga has been taking an important roll in introducing Japan to people all over the world. Manga has been part of Japanese culture now.
    Thanks a lot for sharing. Interesting and fabulous!

  4. I want to add.
    I mean not all of cosplays, but some of them are based on Japanese manga.

  5. Hallo Uwe. Du hast wunderschöne Bilder gemacht!!!
    Ich werde nach Frankfurt am nächsten Woche zu gehen. Ich möchte den Weihnachtsmarkt dort zu sehen :-). Sandra

  6. Na, da wünsche ich dir viel Freude auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt in der Hessen- und Apfelwein-/(Äbbelwoi-)Metropole. Frankfurt ist ungefähr 140 km von meiner Heimatstadt entfernt. Aber heute bin ich weiter im Norden. Vorhin bin ich über den Weihnachtsmarkt von Bielefeld gelaufen...
    Liebe Grüße, Uwe.