It’s Easter weekend in Boston and all manner of bunnies, steampunk ladies, ninja warriors, plaid-skirted schoolgirls, goth brides, sailors, spider men and more are roaming the streets of Back Bay. This year’s attendees of Anime Boston 2012, an annual Japanese anime convention held at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel, are as playful and camera-friendly as ever.
New England Anime Society, a non-profit organization, is the parent organization for Anime Boston. This annual event is billed as the largest Japanese anime convention in the Northeast. While it attracts a majority of conventioneers ages 16-26, people of all ages attend. For three days each spring, an imaginative assortment of pig-tails, aviator goggles, patent leather platform boots and multi-colored wigs descends upon Boylston Street in the Back Bay.
On my walk from the South End to the Back Bay yesterday, strolling through the Christian Science Center grounds, I happened upon the three lovely ladies below in black. I thought the stark angular stone setting was a terrific backdrop for photographing them, and as you can see, they were eager to accommodate.
I’ll be posting more Anime Boston 2012 scenes over the next few days, so come back soon!
All photographs by Paula Ogier.