The Wonder Festival (ワンダーフェスティバル), or Wonfes (ワンフェス wanfesu) for short, is a semiannual (Feb, Aug) event held in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan. Whether you’re a professional or an amateur, the Wonder Festival is about asking the world what you are doing by bringing your own kit to you for display and sale.
It is also a big attraction of this event that the existing character kit (so-called “copyright thing”), which can only be sold only on this day, a one-off object, a new product or limited item from each professional dealer, etc. (Kits and other items released by amateurs are sold in very small quantities, some of which can not be obtained forever if you miss this day).
Furthermore, it is the presence of general visitors who support this event. Even though there is some variation from time to time, the number of mobilizers has been maintained at a fairly stable level, and among the model generation enthusiasts of the younger generation, most of them were mostly deep layers and almost all were male. With the diversification of women’s, families, elderly gentleman, etc., the gender and generational spread is further expanded, and it can be said that the current situation is making us feel “the possibility of the future.”
From this point on, the Wonder Festival will be developed as a variety of attractive events on the theme of “modeling” without losing sight of the underlying part of “the forefront of the garage kit scene” and “the sanctuary of the garage kit (sanctuary)”. It is up to you to want to go.