AniMatsuri 2024

Saturday 20. July - Sunday 21. July

Doors will be opened at 11:30!

Tartu Mart Reiniku Kool • Riia 25, 51010 Tartu, Tartu maakond, Estonia

This year again you will have the chance to see people in interesting costumes roaming around Tartu city center. The reason behind this is the Japanese pop culture festival AniMatsuri, taking place for the 16th time. The festival will take place on the 20th and 21st of July. Yes, you read that correctly! Let's forget the dreary autumn winds this year and enjoy the festival in the sun.

The two day event that mainly focuses on young people will be taking place at Tartu Mart Reiniku School, taking over the rooms at the school to offer its visitors something interesting to listen to, exciting to do and something to busy your fingers with. You have the option to take part in different competitions, listen to presentations and panels, and participate in various workshops. You can enjoy some quiet while reading mangas or Japan themed books, check out what the local artists have to offer at the Artist Alley, or try your hand at different board games.

The most awaited event is the cosplay competition where participants transform themselves into various characters from anime, manga, films, and games. Among the many awards for outstanding costumes and performances are the chance to represent Estonia at the European Cosplay Championship in London, and the Nordic Cosplay Championship in Sweden. The competition will be judged by an international panel of expert cosplayers.

This year's theme for the festival is summer in Japan.

AniMatsuri is organized by NPO Japanese Culture Club Asashio (MTÜ Jaapani kultuuriklubi Asashio) and its main sponsor is the Tartu City Government.

The cost of the tickets changes depending when it's bought:

  • Presale tickets are 15€ for one day and 18€ for two days (sold until 19.07.2024)
  • Regular tickets are 18€ for one day and 20€ for two days (sold at the venue)

The Supporter tickets are for those of you who wish to contribute a bit more to the happening of the festival. The tickets will be on sale until 14th of June 2024 and the price is 40€.

The number of tickets on sale is limited!

Children under 10 years of age must have a companion of at least 15 years of age. Children up to 2 years old (included) get in for free.

More information on our website

Contact information:

Kaia Jallai
Head Organizer of AniMatsuri
[email protected]
+372 5687 5916

Irina Möldre
AniMatsuri Program Director
[email protected]

Tartu Mart Reiniku Kool • Riia 25, 51010 Tartu, Tartu maakond, Estonia

Google Map of Riia 25, 51010 Tartu, Tartu maakond, Estonia

Kaia Jallai • MTÜ Jaapani kultuuriklubi Asashio

+372 5687 5916