Once again, the whole of Shimokitazawa is going moon-mad.
The hip neighborhood will celebrate the start of autumn and the Japanese tradition of tsukimi (moon viewing) by holding an art festival on its streets. You can expect powerful installations, including a gigantic moon and a fluffle of lit-up bunnies.
There will also be paintings. Plus, panels, stamp rallies, NFTs, and limited-edition menus at local restaurants.
The main bunnies (by artist Amanda Parer) can be found at Bonus Track and Setagaya Catholic Church from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the moon installation (by Luke Jerram) will be held at Shimokita Senrogai Open Space from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will also be a few other bunnies dotted around.
The outside installations are free to view, but you can also get a ticket (¥500) that gives you access to an artwork by Kengo Kito (Sep. 16–Oct. 1) and astronomical observations on the roof of Higashi-Kitazawa Station on September 29, September 30, and October 1.