A production of former Tokyo-based New Zealand film maker Heath Cozens, Doglegs is a documentary about a renegade Tokyo pro-wrestling league in which the disabled battle the able-bodied in the name of smashing stereotypes. After 20 years of glory, the group’s star dreams of life beyond the mat, but his mentor isn’t letting go without a fight…
Set against the backdrop of this impending showdown, the film takes the viewer on an extraordinary journey inside the lives and loves of five prominent Doglegs members battling to claim their place in the world.
Jodoji is a temple in Akasaka in the shadow of the Biz Tower. This festival is one of the first summer festivals in the area and sees an interesting mix of residents and local office workers converging on the temple. […]
The 71st Ome City Nohryo Fireworks Festival features 4,132 fireworks to be hurled into the night sky over Nagayama Park in Ome City in the evening of the first Saturday in August. The festivities will begin at 7:30pm and conclude […]
A traditional summer shrine festival at one of the most serene shrines in central Tokyo. Thankfully, the festival takes place during the relative cool of the late afternoon and early evening. Expect all the summer festival standards—yatai (food trucks), games, […]
Dance to the beat of the taiko drums—or just watch—at this annual Bon dance festival at Tsukiji Honganji temple. As a bonus of being so close to the gourmet hot spots of Tsukiji Market and Ginza, there will be various […]