You’ve probably seen clips of a parade of giant dancing Pikachu on Youtube, but it can’t beat seeing (and dancing with) the real thing.
For those of you who are old, without kids or haven’t been in Japan for long, Pikachu is the most well-known Pokemon (pocket monster) from the popular kids’ TV program/game/commercial phenomenon.
The 2,000-strong Pikachu army will be at different places all around Minato Mirai in Yokohama from the 6th of August until the 12th. This year there is a tie-in with Pokemon-GO, with advance sign-up required (you choose one day to attend and a lottery selects winning applicants).
A Taiwan food festival in the heart of Ueno Park. Peruse the various sweet and savory food stalls. And don’t leave without trying a Taiwanese favorite: lychee fruit. (There’s even a lychee seed-throwing contest on the weekend days. Anyone can participate […]
Formerly a compressed 2.5-day event, due to COVID-19, the Minakami Outdoor Festival has been stretched out to the Minakami Outdoor Month. As with the festival, this is a celebration of Minakami’s world-class outdoors—a chance to try some rigorous outdoor sports […]
Some of the major seasonal festivals during rainy season are based around the hydangrea flower (called ajisai in Japanese). The ajisai festivals are on all over Tokyo and beyond around the middle of June. One of the better ajisai festivals takes place annually […]
The Vietnam Festival is back with all the trimmings. Held at Yoyogi Park, the event stage will host the weekend’s performances, stating with a folk art performance featuring ao dai (traditional Vietnam silk tunic). The ao dai show is at 10:00 on […]
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