While many celebrate the “new year” of setsubun by throwing beans, the staff of Gojoten Shrine in Ueno Park ward off evil with a ritual from the Heian period that uses leaves from chrysanthemum flowers.
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 […]
Earth Garden is an outdoor market and festival at Yoyogi Park with a focus on promoting an ecological lifestyle. Spend the day in the park where there will be market stalls selling organic/earth-friendly wares, various workshops, a children’s area and live musical performances. The market is […]
The Arabian Festival (or Arabian Fes as it is officially called) is coming to Yoyogi Park to celebrate the wide-ranging cultures, fashions and foods of Arab countries. The festival is being held in an effort to expand people’s notion of […]
Although this event officially runs for almost a week, apart from Saturday and Sunday in the middle, the festival consists of the decorations only and the traditional tanabata activity of writing your wish on a strip of paper and tying […]
The Kamakura Fireworks Festival takes place at Yuigahama on the coast of Kamakura City. This would probably be a good finish to a day trip to the area to either enjoy the beach or visit the various historic temples and […]