Who are we

«Higan» was the first festival that managed to unite all fans of modern East Asian culture, living in Belarus.
Translated from Japanese «Higan» means “equinox”, the astronomical change of two seasons (summer and autumn), and allegorically – the change of traditional and modern cultures.
The concept of the festival is to give young people the opportunity to realize themselves and develop their creative potential. During the festival there are events aimed at a deeper acquaintance of the viewer with the modern (popular) culture of Japan. During the 10 years of its existence, the annual festival of Belarusian fans of anime and modern East Asian culture «Higan» has become a serious public event, which requires from the organizers a responsible approach and profound professional knowledge.

History of the festival by years

Organizing team of the festival

NEERE (ELENA NOVIK)

NEERE (ELENA NOVIK)

The project's executive director, the coordinator of the contests «Stage performance » and «Heroes of the West»

TSUSU (SVETLANA SHAVEL)

TSUSU (SVETLANA SHAVEL)

The coordinator of the contest «Art-cosplay”

TANKA (TATIANA ZALUTSKAYA)

TANKA (TATIANA ZALUTSKAYA)

PR-manager of the festival / Partnership / Media / Fair

elfie_shmelfie (MARINA DAVYDOVA)

elfie_shmelfie (MARINA DAVYDOVA)

The coordinator of the contest «Gothic&Lolita defile»

SHEOGH (TAISIA LAYNE)

SHEOGH (TAISIA LAYNE)

The coordinator of the contest «Photo-cosplay»

ALEX (ALEXEY PAVLOVSKY)

ALEX (ALEXEY PAVLOVSKY)

The coordinator of the contests «PRO», «Heroes of the East» and «Chibi-defile»

HANNA (ANNA DEMAILO)

HANNA (ANNA DEMAILO)

The coordinator of the contest «Asia Music Dance Show»

IRIYA KICHUN (IRIYA KICHUN)

IRIYA KICHUN (IRIYA KICHUN)

The coordinator of the contests «AMV», «FMV», «Video-cosplay» and «Baskstage»

NUKETURNE (PAVEL NIKONOV)

NUKETURNE (PAVEL NIKONOV)

The coordinator of the contests «Fan Art» and «Craft»

TIA (TATIANA ROSNERITSA)

TIA (TATIANA ROSNERITSA)

The coordinator of the contests «Japan Karaoke» and «Korea Karaoke»

riderXIII (VLADISLAV IVASHKOV)

riderXIII (VLADISLAV IVASHKOV)

Consultant for audio and sound recording

FIREFLY (SVETLANA BUEVICH)

FIREFLY (SVETLANA BUEVICH)

The coordinator of the contest «FanFiction»

ZEAShade (EVGENY ZMUSHKO)

ZEAShade (EVGENY ZMUSHKO)

Accreditation of photo and video operators

Prizarak (DMITRY BARKHANSKOV)

Prizarak (DMITRY BARKHANSKOV)

Stage coordinator, a consultant on writing a light rider