I recently volunteered to assist in preparing the Japan booth for the 2015 International Festival of Raleigh. The theme for this year was "30-year history" so we did a theme of the 30-year history of Japanese games.
The group came up with an awesome idea of designing the booth to resemble the first level of Mario and the other to look like Pac-Man! Then we invited people to take pictures in front of the backdrops (this was very popular with the kids). The images were hand created by a talented member of the Nippon Club of the Triangle.
On the left side, we created a timeline of noteworthy Japanese games and technology spanning 30 years (and yes there is a slight Nintendo bias ^_^").
We provided props to make the pictures more entertaining (I think it worked ^_^).
The booth was popular with adults too.
I even met some familiar faces! The two ladies to the left (viewer's left) in beautiful Lolita fashion are regular acquaintances at Animazement anime convention and are always in amazing cosplay!
Needless to say volunteering at the festival and working with the Nippon Club of the Triangle was a lot of fun and I may do so again next year. ^_^