I participate in art fairs roughly 6-8 times a year. I enjoy them because I get out of my studio, get to see different parts of Japan, meet new people and most importantly, from the perspective of getting my work known, meet new gallery owners. I will be attending 2 in the next two weeks in Kobe, one at the end of January, also in Kobe. If anyone is interested here is the link.
The first, third, and fourth link will take you to the application forms.