Become a samurai in Tokyo! Try on real samurai armor to experience the 1000-year-old Soma-Nomaoi festival from Soma, Fukushima Prefecture. Suit up with warrior armor and helmet similar to those worn during the annual festival’s high-speed samurai horse race. Children can try on jinbaori, a type of short coat worn by samurai.
Samurai armor is displayed inside MIDETTE in Nihonbashi during the entire month of September. The “Samurai Experience” where visitors have a chance to wear the armor free of charge happens Sept 12th-16th (Tue-Sat).
Concurrently, a local food fair is happening Aug 26th-Sept 24th. Spend over 3,000 yen and receive a serving of either Kitakata ramen or sweet and spicy pork bowl.
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’ […]
“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 […]
A rare chance to see a live performance of the koto—a traditional Japanese instrument—at Japanese tea cafe Tsukimasa in Tokyo. There will be two koto performers under Ikuta School who play authentic koto music. Performances start at 7 pm and will […]
6:30pm – 8:00pm
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