Mamemaki (soya bean throwing) is a ceremony held as part of the setsubun celebration (the end of winter and the start of spring according to the old lunar calendar) in order to ward off disasters and accidents, ensure good health and to bring good fortune.
Zojoji Temple, famed for its association with the long line of Tokugawa shoguns and for its proximity to Tokyo Tower, will have a bean flinging ceremony with men and women born in the same year as the current year of the Chinese zodiac (e.g. the monkey) kitted out in samurai garb.
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 […]
This parade celebrating Vyshyvanka (traditional Ukrainian embroidery) returns for the 8th time to Tokyo. The parade will depart Tokiwa Park at 1:30pm, proceed to Sotobori Dori, follow Sotobori until Sukiyabashi Crossing and then swing to the Northwest, heading towards Hibiya […]
The Okinawa Festival showcases the food, culture, music and crafts of Japan’s southernmost prefecture. Enjoy an Orion beer while watching performances from Okinawan artists and comedians. There will also be performances of eisa — Okinawa’s unique style of traditional dancing.
The Tokyo Jazz Festival takes place at few venues across the city, some of which are paid, but the free gigs can be found at Yoyogi Park. And we like free. The festival will feature artists, both seasoned professionals and up-and-comers. […]
The Ark Hills antique market is much classier compared to some of Tokyo’s usual fairs. In addition to the amazing finds you can usually dig up at a flea market, like jewelry and home goods, you can also find stylish […]