Bunka Hashi began as an anime convention in 2019. Following a successful turnout in its first year Bunka Hashi has expanded it’s programming to include asian pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy cosplay and video game culture alongside traditional Japanese culture. Bunka Hashi is derived from two Japanese words: Bunka, which means culture and Hashi, which means bridge. Our goal is to bring the community together and celebrate a wide range of fandoms.
As we were unable to hold an in person convention in 2020 and given the uncertainty for 2021 we have moved to holding online events. Previous events have included Cosplay workshops and meetups, anime showings and game nights. Nerdy Christmas in July will be a virtual, online Artist Alley and Vendor hall. It will include artist galleries, vendor platforms, small prizes, animator panels, and other streaming content.