Tokyo events for Mon, Feb 17 to Sun, Feb 23, 2020

This week, enjoy art in many forms—from lowbrow/pop-surrealism, to kimono fabric dyeing displays—or just a free visit to the Museum of Western Art. There are also a few talks and speaker series ranging in tone and topics.

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Consuming for Sustainability and Human Rights

In this talk, Amnesty International will discuss what is ethical consumption (“better” consumption) and voluntary simplicity (“less” consumption), and how these concepts can help us wield influence in the marketplace. Together, participants will explore how we can all support better business practices in our daily lives.

PechaKucha Tokyo: Vol. 169

PechaKucha is a guest-speaker series where presenters share their creative passions that cover every possible range of subjects. The February event is a special one as it will celebrate the inaugural International Pecha Kucha Day.



Perfect Liars Club Tokyo: Love Special Edition

A smash-hit comedy story interrogation show hailing all the way from Washington, DC. Four people tell an incredible story—but only three of them are true. Listen, laugh, suspect, interrogate—then vote. Are you shrewd enough to spot the liar?

Tokyo Lowbrow & Pop-Surrealism Art Exhibition

See (or buy) the exhibiting works of four local underground artists who create within the thought-provoking lowbrow and pop-surrealism movement.

National Museum of Western Art – Free Admission Day

Check out the extensive permanent collection at the Museum of Western Art in Ueno Park for free. Works include paintings from the late Medieval period through to the 20th century and modern French sculpture.

The Oedo Antique Market

Japan’s biggest outdoor market is back at the Tokyo International Forum. It’s a great spot for finding unique souvenirs, decorating your apartment on a shoestring, or even just strolling around outdoors. The market will be canceled in case of rain through, so keep an eye on the forecast.

Tokunoshima Tourism & Products Fair in Tokyo

Take a trip to Yoyogi Park for a taste for the cultural and culinary offerings of Tokunoshima (a southerly island part of Kagoshima Prefecture).

Some no Komichi – Fabric Dyeing Festival

Think indoor art galleries are a little stuffy? Then we suggest checking out the Some no Komichi festival. In tribute to the dye producers that were common in the area until the 1950s, long brilliantly colored kimono fabrics will be hung by wires above Myoshoji River. It’s a great way to appreciate art, tradition and city all at once.

Akasaka Antique Market in Ark Hills

A nice market for some sold antique hunting. Peruse the stalls for jewelry, home goods, clothing and much more. There are also food trucks parked if all that shopping leaves you peckish.

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