Let’s kick things off at the Some no Komichi – Fabric Dyeing Festival (Friday 27th until Sun 1st) where pieces of brightly dyed kimono cloth will hang along Myoshoji River as an artistic tribute to the dye producers that were traditionally located in the area.
If you can’t get enough (or if you didn’t get any to begin with) of Yokohama’s Chinese New Year celebrations—there’s more to come. Both Saturday and Sunday, traditional New Year performances—music, dance, acrobatics—will take place throughout the streets of Chinatown, while the big Chinatown Parade, chalk full of lucky dragon and lion dances, will roll in on Saturday only.
Make your way down to Yoyogi Park for World Music and Art Festival 2015 on Saturday or Sunday. Not much info is given on what kind of events will happen at what time throughout the weekend, so why not go and be pleasantly surprised? Spoiler alert: there will definitely be a flea market.
Our Sunday-only picks include:
- free admission day at the National Museum of Modern Art where you can set your eyes upon some 20th century Japanese masterpieces;
- the last day for the Earth Music Exhibition at Muji’s flagship Yurakucho store, celebrating 30 years of making its own music;
- and Hinamatsuri, the floating doll festival held in Sumida Park to celebrate good health of girls.
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