After the State of Emergency has been announced over Tokyo and neighbouring prefectures in the Kanto Region, effectively locking down the city starting 8th January 2021, the upcoming toy and figure exhibition Wonder Festival Winter 2021 scheduled for 7th February has been officially cancelled by its organising committee. The cancellation was announced via Twitter as well as on the official WonFes website.
An unofficial translation of the announcement follows:
As previously announced, the Wonder Festival Winter 2021 organisation committee has been preparing for the event scheduled for 7th February 2021, in close cooperation with the venue administration and local governments, with stringent measures against the spread of COVID-19.
However, due to the explosive increase in infections in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and the issuance of the State of Emergency — as well as the accompanying restriction on the use of facilities for a maximum of 5,000 participants per event — and with the number of exhibiting dealers alone close to 6,500 people, Wonder Festival Winter 2021 is now impossible to take place.
In response to this, the organising committee has decided to cancel Wonder Festival Winter 2021 Winter; although we are extremely disappointed, we prefer giving top priority to your safety.
We sincerely apologize to everyone who has been waiting for the event.