J-POP Summit, hosted by non-profit organization SUPERFROG Project, is a Japanese cultural festival held in San Francisco, California. Introduced in 2011, J-POP Summit hosts an annual Odottemita Dance Contest to celebrate odottemita culture. Entrants submit their audition videos online, and a set number of finalists (usually 7-9) are chosen to perform onstage at the event.
J-POP Summit promotes Japanese pop culture and subcultures in Northern California featuring Japanese celebrities and interactive promotions.
"By introducing the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan." -J-POP Summit
J-POP Summit began as a small free festival in Japan Town. As its popularity rises, J-POP Summit has evolved into a larger paid event with featured Japanese music performances, interactive contests, and Japanese fashion pop-up shops.
From 2011 to 2014, the finalists performed on an outdoor stage. In 2015, the festival moved to an indoor venue, featuring an indoor stage equipped with various lighting and screens.
Date & LocationEdit
- 2011.07.19 San Francisco Japan Town Peace Plaza
- 2012.07.25 San Francisco Japan Town Peace Plaza
- 2013.07.27-28 San Francisco Japan Town Peace Plaza
- 2014.07.19 San Francisco Japan Town Peace Plaza
- 2015.08.08 San Francisco Fort Mason Center
- Kokoro No Ichigo
- Cherry (2nd place)
- Claire & Jessica
- Tiffany (1st place)
- Stephen Chun
- Dream Cafe (1st place)
- Bitter Punch (2nd place)
- There Will Be Caek
- Olivia Speranza
List of Winning PerformancesEdit
- In 2014, the festival attracted 120,000 atendees two days