Mamemaki (soya bean throwing) is a ceremony held as part of the setsubun celebration (the end of winter and the start of spring) 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 (ie. the monkey) kitted out in samurai garb.
For nearly a decade now, This&That Café has been an opportunity for creative minds to converge and collaborate. People come for the art, the music, the good vibes, and the serendipitous interactions. It seems like ages since we have been […]
It’s a state of gustatory glory at Showa Kinen Park in late May and early June, with the annual Manpaku food festival. Take advantage of the long spring evenings—or, hell, the long spring days—to head out and see the ten special […]
This event will not be taking place in 2020. The tentative date for 2021 is yet to be confirmed. Avoiding the crowded mid-summer fireworks calendar, this early summer fireworks festival takes place over the ocean adjacent to Zushi Beach. There […]
NOTE: The April 1st market may be cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. This is a vibey and popular but fairly small market, with around 120 vendors selling Japanese antiques, as well as kimono, tableware, furniture and decor from […]
To promote World Environment Day (which falls on June 5th) and World Environment Month, the Eco Life Fair will return to the event square at Yoyogi park for two days. This year’s theme is “From awareness, to action” Some of the […]