The Asagaya Tanabata Festival takes place every year in the Asagaya Pearl Center. The festival is tradition in East Asian culture taking names such as Qixi Festival in China and Chilseok in South Korea. It celebrates the meeting of two deities, Orihime and Hikoboshi, who according to legend are separated by the Milky Way.
The festival in Asagaya was set up in 1954 by merchants seeking to increase their customers. The festival is famous for its paper-mâché recreations of cartoon characters as well as the traditional Japanese games and a great diversity of foods.
The year is 2020, a new decade turns. Come enjoy a collection of Japan-inspired artworks by California-born, Tokyo-based illustrator, Erica Ward, at the the closing reception for the exhibition at the Hive Jinnan. Live music by Soto Gai and drinks […]
British electro duo The Chemical Brothers are coming to Tokyo and tickets are on sale early! With six number one albums in the UK, they hardly need any introduction, but if you’re not sure then check out Galvanize, Block Rockin’ […]
Four Tokyo-based artist will be showing their greatest works of lowbrow and pop-surrealism art in order to create an environment of unity, thought-provoking creativity and mind-altering visual euphoria. This may be considered dangerous, but what is art if it doesn’t […]
“Some no Komichi” is a festival highlighting the art of dyeing and screen printing in the Nakai/Ochiai area of Shinjuku ward. Traditionally, dye producers were located along the banks of the Myoshoji River which runs through the area. On clear […]
Tokunoshima—an island found in the Amami archipelago of Kagoshima Prefecture—can seem a long way from Tokyo. So if you’d like to give some of their food and cultural attractions a trial before you make the trip, then this event gives […]
As the name suggests, this little market is all about reducing waste and wastefulness—the perfect antidote to Tokyo’s shop-till-you-drop culture. It’s a good place to pick up snazzy secondhand clothes for cheap-cheap, as well as DVDs, CDs (remember those?), books […]