The 26th Teddy Bear with Friends Convention
Teddy bear enthusiasts and “bear artists” from all over the country are in for a treat as the annual convention organized by the Japan Teddy Bear Association returns for another year.
Thousands of bears and their furry friends will be on exhibition and will be eligible to win awards in such categories as height, best dressed and non-bears. An auction and charity raffle will be held to raise money for children’s hospitals through the With Bear Fund.
While well-behaved children are welcome, visitors should note that this event is for those who take their teddy bears seriously – think less cuddling and more impeccable fur grooming and attention to detail. That being said, stuffed animal fans of all ages will be delighted by the incredible rare and unique bears on show and the warm and fuzzy feelings of the teddy bear-loving community.