The winter edition of the Akougishisai—a festival commemorating the 47 ronin (or masterless samurai)—happens at Sengakuji temple, the very same place to which the 47 loyal samurai took their enemy’s severed head and which holds their graves.
Don’t expect any colourful re-enactments, this is a serious religious event with a graveside ceremony starting at 11am and then a ritual tea ceremony and a memorial service taking place at the main hall from noon.
British electro duo The Chemical Brothers are coming to Tokyo and tickets are on sale early! With six number one albums in the UK, they hardly need any introduction, but if you’re not sure then check out Galvanize, Block Rockin’ […]
As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19 in Japan, this event has been canceled for 2020. African Festival Yokohama proudly remains one of Japan’s largest African cultural events. This festival seeks to bridge the cultural difference between Africa […]
As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19, the museum will be temporarily closed until further notice . The National Museum of Modern Art (MOMAT) is a treasure trove for cheapos because it opens its doors for free on […]
Taking place either in Nakano or Ikebukuro, this small flea market is punted at the ladies, though, in our experience, can be a good time for all genders. Check it out for previously-loved clothing, crafts, antiques and all sorts of […]
As a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19, this event has been cancelled with future dates unconfirmed. One of the larger flea markets in Tokyo, this one lives up to its name with around 800 (!) stalls. You can […]