Explore the very small workspaces of the many handyworkers of Taito-ku, through the ink and watercolor sketches of Caroline Lavergne. A self-taught artist from Montreal, Lavergne uses sketching to gain an intimate understanding of a particular time and place. Her past work includes an illustrated book drawn on location in Istanbul and she is now using her pens and watercolors to explore the small workshops of Taitô-ku, Tokyo, as part of a two-month residency at Almost Perfect gallery. The exhibition is being held at the gallery with an opening party from 5pm – 9pm on Saturday 17th.
Please note the gallery is closed on Tuesday 20th.
Approximately 3,500 fireworks will be launched at Hachioji Shimin Kyujo Ballpark, Fujimori Park. While the show is quite a small one, you can expect a good variety of explosions. It’s a 15-minute walk from Nishi-Hachioji Station on the JR Chuo Line […]
Late July sees the annual Shinjuku Eisa Festival. Eisa is a traditional dance originating in the Okinawan islands. The traditional costumes, dancing and drumming are quite different to what you’re likely to see in other festivals in Japan. The organizers are only expecting […]
This is the biggest summer festival of the year in the trendy neighborhood of Kagurazaka. The first two days of the festival (Wed-Thu) consist of a Hozugi Market (the seeds of the winter cherry are sold for ceremonial purposes at […]
One of central Tokyo’s biggest but least-known ‘Bon’ dance festivals. The area around the bus rotary on the west side of JR Ebisu Station is transformed into a giant yukata-clad dance circle around the lantern strewn yagura at the center. […]
6:00pm – 9:30pm