Cheapo Weekend for June 25-26: Art, Music, Markets and More

Adriana Paradiso

Another fun-filled cheapo summer weekend:

Yoyogi Park Events Square
Yoyogi Park Events Square | Photo by Gohsuke Takama used under CC

African Festival (June 25-26): Yoyogi Park never fails to deliver on fun and free entertainment. This weekend, the park is host to the Côte d’Ivoire-Japan Friendship Day African Festival, where you’re in for good eats and lively music performances, just head for the events square.

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Shoichi Tsurukawa Art Exhibition (ongoing until June 25): Free art exhibition at Kinosho Kikaku Gallery. By using complex techniques of dyeing and cotton wadding, Shoichi Tsurukawa invites you to explore the deeper meaning behind his art.

Portraits of Refugees in Japan (June 20-26): In honor of World Refugee Day, a photo exhibition put together by Japan Association for Refugees (JAR) in cooperation with photographer Naotaka Miyamoto explores refugees living in Japan with a series of 28 portraits. The portraits will be displayed in Omotesando Station.

Live from the Kitchen Disco – Vol. 25 (June 26): Jam out at a free show featuring the best of Tokyo’s indie music scene—from New Zealand folk music to Japanese pop-punk.

Japanese Antique Market (June 26): A cheapo favorite, this market will be held in Yoyogi Park. You can pick up just about anything, from art to decor, from housewares to souvenirs and more—there’s sure to be something for every budget.

Tokyo Cheapo Downtown Drinks #9 (June 27): In an effort to make Mondays fun, we’re hosting another one of our Downtown Drinks events. Join us and fellow cheapos for a drink (or few) and casually mingling at Commune 246, Omotesando’s happening outdoor food court.

Firefly nights (ongoing until June 30): Last weekend to enjoy firefly nights around Tokyo—a summertime staple!

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