The Japan Media Arts Festival is a showcase of popular media art in Japan with four divisions – art, entertainment, manga and animation. This year the event will be held across a series of locations in Odaiba including the Miraikan, the Tokyo International Exchange Center, BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Symbol Promenade Park and others.
In what has become an annual event, washi (Japanese paper) lanterns will be arranged on the grass square behind Tokyo Midtown. The organizers visit municipalities in Tohoku in the area affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011 and […]
You can see and even participate in fire walking at the Mt Takao Hiwatari Festival near Takaosan Yakuouin Temple on the second Sunday in March from 1pm. The sacred act of walking on hot coals and embers is regarded as […]
The Oyama Tofu Festival is a little out of the way: a 1-hour train from Shinjuku to Isehara on the Odakyu-Odawara Line. Then you need to catch a 20-minute bus to the festival venue in Oyama. But at the end of […]
St. Patrick’s Day in Tokyo is celebrated every year in two parts. The first part is an Irish cultural festival at Yoyogi Park—the official site outlines the day as including: traditional musical and dance performances, Irish sports (hurling, perhaps?), and an Irish […]