What is JMoF?

The JMoF Executive Committee is an organization operating a convention and media related to anthropomorphic animals -- kemono (furry).

Japan Meeting of Furries (JMoF) was first held in 2013 in Shiga prefecture’s Hikone City, as Japan’s first kemono convention. After that, the venue moved to Aichi prefecture’s Toyohashi City. In 2023, it welcomed 1,423 attendees and has grown to a scale that has people from inside and outside Japan gathering to it.

Last year's JMoF was our longest-held convention at 4 days long, but due to scheduling circumstances, this year's convention will be a 3-day event; however, despite this, the many restrictions in place up until now have mostly gone away, and it can be said that JMoF is returning to its function as a furry convention.

We find commonality and empathy through communication and self-expression involving kemono. Through this sense, the kemono culture has diversified and developed. This sense isn’t limited to Japan, but also shared in the furry fandom, the closely related culture of the overseas, which gave us opportunities to learn more about foreign cultures as well. And through conventions, we have made a bond with the local community. By helping the locals to understand what the kemono culture is, we have created a place of our own and gained a sense of peace of mind, which we did not have before.

We've set the theme of "Ghostbusters" for JMoF 2024, our fresh start. How the theme should be interpreted will be left to every congoer's imagination and playfulness. Please make the most of both to better be merry and enjoy JMoF to the fullest.

If the JMoF convention could be regarded as a way to start looking forward to the future, we would be happy. We hope to create a world where what lies ahead is a bright road that we can proudly walk as members of the kemono community.

As a final note, we would like to underline the three concepts that JMoF has valued highly since its foundation:“To Make People Smile”, “To Cultivate”and “To Establish”kemono culture. Through smiles and laughter we nurture the present, we recount the past, and we work towards a future that’s overflowing with potential: this is our philosophy.

Anyone is welcome at JMoF, as long as they have an interest in Kemono. We’re looking forward to seeing you all here at JMoF.

Satomi, JMoF Executive Committee Chairperson

The JMoF Executive Committee is currently engaged in the following activities in order to realize our 3 missions: developing the kemono (furry) culture, providing a platform for communication between Japan and overseas, and creating a link between the kemono culture and the outside of the fandom.

Japan Meeting of Furries (JMoF)

JMoF is a kemono-focused fan convention (an event where various kinds of projects are held at the same time for several days). It is a place where people in Japan and all over the world who are interested in or enthusiastic about kemono can meet and interact with each other. The first convention was held in Hikone, Shiga prefecture, and the second and subsequent conventions have been held in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture.

We hope that various cultures will mix and blend through all kinds of activities, such as art, fursuits, music, dramas, performance, and literature, and that all of this will spread the joy of making new encounters. We also contribute to local communities through charities and cooperation with local businesses, as well as providing opportunities to interact with the locals.

Next Convention

JMoF 2024 - GHOSTBUSTERS: January 5th (Fri.) - 7th (Sun.), 2024
Loisir Hotel Toyohashi (Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture)

Previous Convention

JMoF 2023 - Back to the JMoF: January 5th (Thu.) - 8th (Sun.), 2023
Loisir Hotel Toyohashi (Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture)


VR JMoF is an online convention held in a place known as VR (Virtual Reality). Since it was held as an event in JMoF 2020 for the first time, we have continued holding it on VR platforms. By providing a venue for cultural exchange through kemono on VR, which is still a relatively new platform for digital creation and communication, we aim to eventually contribute to the development of the 3DCG/ICT field and its peripheral fields.

Previous Convention

VR JMoF 2023: January 5th (Thu.) - 8th (Sun.), 2023
VRChat, NeosVR (Online)

JMoF Channel

JMoF Channel is where JMoF staff members provide you with“casual media” such as information through blogs and YouTube videos. Here we upload blog columns that touch on the various topics of Kemono culture, or introduce smaller social media projects. (None of them contain essential info required to attend JMoF conventions!). We hope you enjoy the slightly serious but mostly unserious content on this page.