Stichting ‘Abunai!’ (The Abunai! Foundation)
Stichting ‘Abunai!’ is an organization which focuses on promoting the Japanese culture in the Netherlands and Europe. Our main tool in this is a festival we organize on an annual basis, centering around the Japanese popculture (for example manga, anime, games, music) and the more traditional Japanese culture (for example language lessons, cultural lectures and art/craft workshops).
The organization finds its roots in Konnichiwa, a student club housed at the Universite of Twenty, which used to host Japan-related meetings and workshops. Eventually a small group of Konnichiwa decided to set up a larger event, aiming to give more exposure to the Japanese culture outside of the Enschede regio: Abunai! was born.
Abunai! is an annual convention celebrating Japanese culture, style, manga and anime. We offer a wide variety of events, a diverse video program and interesting competitions. Each year, we try to integrate a theme in our conventions, to give it that special something extra. If you want to know where it is held this year, check the location page. You’ll also find accommodations there and a lay-out of the convention site. If you want to know what we’re up to this year, check the events page. Here you can find all events that have been planned for this convention. For participation in one or more of our competitions, check the competition page. If you are a dealer or a company that wishes to support our growing convention or obtain a spot in our dealer room, you might want to take a look at the Dealership info page for possibilities and prices.
The first edition of Abunai! was held in 2003 with a modest amount of 180 visitors. This amount has expanded to over 4500 unique individuals in 2014, and the expectations are that this amount will continue to grow in 2015 and beyond.