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Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden

Join us as The Meadow transforms into an anime wonderland in the last weekend of March with Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden. Featuring celebrity cosplayers, popular anisong artistes, Japanese pop culture performances, anime screenings, matsuri games and even a Japanese-themed food bazaar, there’s something for everyone! 


  • Sat, 28 Mar 2020 - Sun, 29 Mar 2020

  • 3.00pm - 11.00pm

  • The Meadow and Flower Dome*

  • Programmes are free
    *Admission charge to Flower Dome applies.

Cosplay Singles Competition

  • Calling all cosplayers out there!

    Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden Cosplay Singles Competition returns to Gardens by the Bay in 2020!!

    Come dressed as your favourite character, strike three poses on stage and stand to win attractive prizes!

    Register here

  • Event Details:
    Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden 2020 Cosplay Singles Competition
    The Meadow
    29 Mar 2020 (Sun)
    Categories Prizes
    1st Prize S$500 (1 Winner)
    2nd Prize S$300 (1 Winner)
    3rd Prize S$100 (1 Winner)
  • Participants will be judged on a 1-10 point scale for each of the following criteria:
    • Costume Accuracy
    • Character Portrayal
    • Overall Appeal
  • *Note:

    - This competition is for individuals only. Team submissions are not allowed.
    - The Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden is a family friendly event.
    - Content must not go beyond PG rating.

    Terms & Conditions apply.

Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden Cosplay Singles Competition Terms & Conditions

  • To qualify for the competition, participants' entries must be received before 23:59 hours (Singapore time) on 28 February 2020. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
  • The organiser reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
  • Eligible entries will be shortlisted by representatives of the organiser. The organiser’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained. Shortlisted participants will be notified via email.
  • The organiser reserves the right to add, vary, or delete any terms and conditions at its absolute discretion without prior notice.
  • The organiser reserves the right to withdraw, discontinue or terminate the competition at any time at its absolute discretion, without notice or liability to any person.
  • In the case of dispute, the organiser's decision is final.
  • By registering for this competition, the participant acknowledge that the organiser will collect his/her personal information for the sole purpose of this event. Personal data collected will be deleted at the end of the event.
  • As a participant you hereby give consent to having your likeness taken in video or photo and that it may be used or published for promotional and marketing purposes without further reference or compensation to you.
  • Your outfit must not be obscene or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulation.


***Please note that ONLY shortlisted participants will be contacted via email on 6 March 2020.***

We look forward to your participation!

Anisong Concert

Featuring singers of popular anime theme songs, these two concerts on each night of Anime Garden are not to be missed!

Venue: The Meadow (Main Stage)
Date: 28 & 29 Mar 2020
Time: 7.30pm - 9.55pm

Celebrity Cosplayer Meet & Greet

Get up close with your favourite celebrity cosplayers - KANAME☆ from Japan, Nessarose from Malaysia, Rithe from Singapore and Siutao from Hong Kong as they make special appearances. Don't miss out on their autograph sessions and official merchandise!


    All-Star Hi-Touch        Q&A Session
Venue: The Meadow (Main Stage) Venue: The Meadow (Main Stage)
Dates Time Dates Time
28 Mar 2020 6.40pm - 7.00pm 28 Mar 2020 4.25pm - 4.40pm (Siutao)
5.35pm - 5.50pm (KANAME☆)
29 Mar 2020
5.40pm - 5.55pm (Nessarose)
6.00pm - 6.15pm (Rithe)


Photo-taking   Autograph Session*
Venue: Flower Dome Venue:  The Meadow (Autograph Tent)
Dates Time Dates Time
28 Mar 2020 3.15pm - 4.00pm (Rithe)
4.45pm - 5.30pm (Nessarose)
28 Mar 2020 3.00pm - 3.45pm (Tokimeki JUMP)
5.15pm - 6.00pm (Siutao)
29 Mar 2020 4.00pm - 4.45pm (KANAME☆)
5.00pm - 5.45pm (Siutao)
29 Mar 2020 3.00pm - 3.45pm (Nessarose)
5.15pm - 6.00pm (Rithe)

* Autograph Session is only available for visitors who purchase official merchandise from the merchandise booth (located in The Meadow). 


KANAME☆ (Japan)

  • One of the most famous and prominent male cosplayers internationally, veteran cosplayer KANAME☆ from Japan is renowned for his high level of realism and charm.


Rithe (Singapore)

  • Feel your heart skip a beat and be swept away by the chic & alluring charm of Rithe, an avid cosplay enthusiast who finds release in crafting her intricate costumes, and enjoys sharing and bonding with fellow cosplayers.


Nessarose (Malaysia)

  • A versatile Malaysian cosplayer known to pull off a wide range of characters with ease, Nessarose produces her own merchandise and photobook annually and constantly challenges herself by cosplaying new characters.


Siutao (Hong Kong)

  • Hong Kong-based Siutao encapsulates the innocence of Spring-Summer romance. She is fond of cosplaying characters that represent her cute and energetic personality!

J-Pop Performances

Enjoy a variety of J-pop performances from our local talents - Evieeep, HS.J, and Tokimeki JUMP.

Venue: The Meadow (Main Stage)
Date Performance Line-up
28 Mar 2020
4.00pm - 4.20pm (Tokimeki JUMP)
29 Mar 2020 4.00pm - 4.20pm (Evieeep)
4.50pm - 5.10pm (HS.J)

Tokimeki Jump! (Singapore)

Tokimeki Jump

  • Tokimeki JUMP is a 4-girl J-pop group from Singapore who has been performing since 2016. Their brand of 'Kawaii' (cute) and 'Kokkoii' (cool) Odottemita style performance has brought them to Thailand, Malaysia and Japan. After being unable to perform at Anime Garden 2019 due to unforeseen circumstances, the popular group is set to make their anticipated return this year!

Evieeep (Singapore)


  • Evieeep (pronounced as "Eh-Vee") performs both cosplay and anisongs locally and internationally. She also sings with her band Comic Sans and does voice acting. This bubbly personality is always ready to entertain her fans.

HS.J (Singapore)


  • HS.J is a dancing duo with a passion for odottemita. Despite different dance styles, the two share a common goal; to dance hard and grow stronger! Watch their electric chemistry unfold as they tell stories through their dance! 

Other Exciting Programmes at The Meadow

Anime Screening

Anime Screening

  • Delve into the animated worlds of mystery, laughter, joy and tears as we end off Anime Garden with the screening of well loved films, under the stars at The Meadow!
  • 28 Mar: (Details to be advised)
    29 Mar: Violet Evergarden - Enternity and the Auto Memory Doll
  • 10.00pm

Matsuri Marketplace

Matsuri Marketplace

  • Relax and have fun at the Matsuri Marketplace! There are a variety of activities for everyone - treat yourself to yummy Japanese street eats, have a go at fun games and indulge in anime merchandise at the retail booths.
  • 28 - 29 Mar
  • 3.00pm - 11.00pm
  • Charges apply.

Fortune Telling

Fortune Telling

  • Take a peek into your future through our Japanese Fortune-Tellers from ELAMOR GINZA who have vast experiences in aura and palm reading. 

    View bios

  • 28 - 29 Mar
  • 3.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Pre-booking is required. Registration link will be made available at a later date. 

Creators Hub

Creators Hub

  • Explore and acquire one of a kind creations by amateur anime illustrators/ artists.  
  • 28 - 29 Mar
  • 3.00pm - 11.00pm

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