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.
A new generation of underground artists are reconceptualizing the avant-garde and for two days their creative works are on display for the world to enjoy. Tokyo Art Tank provides a vast and eclectic body of work that is enjoyable for […]
Japan’s one-and-only Comedy Roast Battle returns in a slap-bang, beatem up, take-down fest where only one bruised comic will emerge with the national championship belt in their possession. Comedians attempt to outwit each other in hilarious insult matches. Roast Battle […]
Head to Katsushika ward in Tokyo for the yearly iris festival, taking place at Horikiri Shobuen Garden and Mizumoto Park. The Horikiri Shobuen Garden boasts 6,000 iris plants and 200 varieties, while Mizumoto Park is home to 14,000 flowers and […]
Just opened in Daikanyama, “Dog Stories” exhibition features three Japanese artists, all with doggie inspired themes in their work. Even if you’re not a dog lover yourself, there’s a lot to love in this exhibtion. Riya, is a papercut artist […]
The Ark Hills antique market is much classier compared to some of Tokyo’s usual fairs. In addition to the amazing finds you can usually dig up at a flea market, like jewelry and home goods, you can also find stylish […]