Geisai – Tokyo University of the Arts Festival

Photo by Gregory Lane

The Tokyo University of the Arts in Ueno (commonly known as Geidai) is one of the most prestigious arts universities in Japan – and a hotbed for creative talent.

All that talent is on display during this three day festival at their main Ueno campus.

The festival includes talk sessions with prominent creatives, a full music stage schedule (with everything from tribute bands to originals), art exhibitions, a “Miss Geidai” competition (a common feature of university festivals in Japan) and a parade with specially made creative mikoshi (portable shoulder-borne shrines).

The festival traditionally ends with a huge, raucous samba band performance with both water and clothing being thrown freely.

Dates:
Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts
Entry: Free
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Access: 0.6 km from Uguisudani Station Yamanote Line (JY6)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK17)
0.6 km from Nezu Station Chiyoda Line (C14)
0.9 km from Ueno Station Ginza Line (G16)Hibiya Line (H17)Yamanote Line (JY5)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK18)Jōban Line (JJ4)
Web: http://geisai.geidai.ac.jp
Link in Japanese
Area: Ueno
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