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Launched in 2012, the PON Festival is a large event that happens once a year in the Los Angeles Convention Center, California, and that celebrates Japanese popular culture.

By introducing the latest in Japanese music, film, art, fashion, games, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends and innovations from Japan.

Essentially, PON consists of a music festival, a film festival, a fashion festival, an art festival, an anime convention, as well as a gourmet food fair. Here, many local and Japanese organizations and businesses join to take part, support and exhibit. The festival is also getting attention as an effective platform for promotion and as an entry point into US markets.


What's the best time to arrive?

Definitely arrive a couple hours earlier if you want to enjoy the full festival. Doors open at 8:30am and events start at 10:00am. Consider carpooling in order to improve the traffic - the area around the convention center is usually really busy.

I'm a photographer. Who do I arrange a photo pass through?

For press inquiries, please go to contact.

Are you hiring volunteers at the event?

For volunteer opportunities, please go to our contact page.

Can I pass out flyers inside? Outside?

Sorry, passing out flyers is not allowed

How do I become a food vendor?

For food vending, please check out our contact page.

Can I ride my bike to the festival? Where do I park my bicyle?

You definitely can. Bike parking will be located on the lower parking lot level.

Can I sell my products in the parking lots, camping areas or venue?

No, you can't.

Can I bring my own water bottles?

Yes, you can. Free water bottles will also be distributed in the front line.

Will there be vegetarian/vegan food offered? Kosher? Gluten Free?

Yes! There will be plenty of food options.

Is there going to be parking? If so, where?

For parking information, please go to location.