The Sangawa Project, presented by the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society, is an 18+ convention in which fans can gather together to discuss their favorite anime, both new and old, challenge themselves in our retro gaming room, show off their best cosplay, attend awesome panels and just relax in a more mature environment. Additionally, Sangawa provides unique content such as the Taste of Japan which allows attendees (over the age of 21) to sample a variety of Japanese libations, including Saké, Shōchū and cultural beers!

Located in downtown Pittsburgh at the beautiful Drury Plaza Hotel, on November 30th to December 2, 2018.

Online event registration and guest announcements coming very soon!

Hotel Reservations

Drury Plaza Hotel

Room block available now

Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Unlike the past venues, this hotel includes the following in the price of the room….all FREE!
  • Free Hot Breakfast – Start every day with make-your-own Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, KELSO+BROS® coffee and more.
  • Free Evening Drinks and Snacks from 5:30–7 p.m. every evening to enjoy free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 Kickback®. Second and third drinks just 75 cents!
  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Hotel
  • Free Soft Drinks and Popcorn – Freshly popped popcorn and a refreshing beverage make a great snack! Stop by the lobby for free soft drinks and popcorn every evening from 3pm – 7pm.

Note: The Pittsburgh Steelers are home playing that weekend so rooms will be limited – book early.


In addition, we will soon be posting various parking locations and prices, in downtown Pittsburgh, that should provide you affordable options that weekend. Of course there is a Pittsburgh Transit Authority light rail “T” stop less than three blocks from the hotel either on Wood Street or Steel Plaza stations.


Guest and programming announcements coming soon


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Taste of Japan

21+ Event

The Taste of Japan room is back! We’ve changed up our offering to bring you more delicious Japanese imports. Enjoy a selection of Japan’s sake, whiskey, shochu, and more while learning basic tasting and appreciation techniques. Taste of Japan will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 12 pm – 4 pm. The location is currently TBD. Check back for updates on this year’s beverage selections!

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