Category Archives: EVENTS

The 7th Cat exhibition(Group exhibition)

Make Merry collaborated with the shopping district this time on the “Cat Exhibition,” which was very popular during the box gallery era (2006-2019). We launched the Kawaramachi Cat Exhibition Executive Committee, powered up and came back!
At Make Merry, a mini-original painting exhibition with the theme of 25 cats from illustrators and writers inside and outside the prefecture will be held in collaboration with shops in the shopping district, and the work of drawing patterns on cat illustration templates and decorating parts to create original goods. Hold a shop.

Closed: Every Tuesday

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Nanrakuen Plum Festival 2021

During the period, 160 plum blossoms will bloom and you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing for a month, and you can appreciate it while being wrapped in the scent of plum blossoms. Umemi Chaya next to Umezono offers free plum tea services, amazake, and zenzai, and demonstration sales of steamed buns, rice cakes, and jakoten are also held at various locations throughout the park. There is also a distribution event of “Fukumochi” where you can win homemade umeboshi from Nanrakuen Garden, so you can enjoy it with your family.

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For January 25-31

Online Event: Ballet The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Sophisticated Pas De Deux

Online Event: Ballet “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”

The National Ballet of Japan’s beloved production, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, is available for streaming on Vimeo. The production by Wayne Eagling features splendid, fast-paced choreography with a sense of humour while the rich colours of the set and costumes describe the world of reality and a dream. The video will only be available 72 hours after purchasing it so make sure to get your viewing ticket when you’re ready to watch.

Online Event: Nobody Knows

Japan’s Heritage

Online Event: Nobody Knows “Satsumasendai”

Enjoy local history, culture and traditional performing arts from the comfort of your home. Nobody Knows offers virtual tours that guide you through Japan’s heritage sites and their local traditional performing arts. Originally offered as in-person tours, from 2020, Nobody Knows has shifted its focus to a digital program that can be accessed on their Youtube channel.

Date
NOW THROUGH SUN, FEB. 28, 2021
Time
ANY TIME
Location
ONLINE (SEE “MORE INFO” LINK) – to get it listed!

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Host King Roland goes to Akihabara disguised as a foreign otaku 【Video】

“James” looks more like a lumberjack than a geeky anime nerd.

Hosts in Japan can earn big bucks for drinking with customers and doling out praise and compliments through friendly conversations at bars. No host, however, can quite match the demand for Roland, who’s also known as the “King of the Hosts” for his popularity…and his burgeoning bank balance.

Previously, we saw Roland share some secrets behind his morning routine on his YouTube channel, where he controversially revealed that he never uses the same toothbrush twice. Now, the King of the Hosts is back again with a new video, and this time, he’s going undercover to live the life of an otaku geek for a day out in Akihabara.

Roland is actually a geek at heart with a love for anime like Love Live! but being a bit of a well-known face makes it difficult for him to roam the streets of an otaku paradise like Akihabara without being recognised. With his bleached blonde locks, Roland decides to swap his Japanese identity for a foreign one, going undercover for a trip to Akihabara as “James“, who sports dead, unblinking eyes and gives off lumberjack vibes.

▼ Take a look at the video below.

The video begins with a preview of Roland (and “James”) in Akihabara, before introducing us to the man who made the incredibly lifelike mask, a 45-year-old special effects makeup artist called “Amazing Jiro“.

▼ It took Jiro four days to complete the mask, and when it was done, Roland named it “James”.

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Watarase Keikoku Railway illumination 2020-2021

At all 17 stations, the station building and waiting room are decorated with elaborate illuminations, and you can enjoy the fantastic scenery.

★ Measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections
★ Call to visitors (avoid three stakes, refrain from visiting when in poor physical condition / close contact, cough etiquette) / wear a mask inside the venue / wear a staff mask

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For January 18-24

Online Event: Music For Isolation

Winter Live

Online Event: Music For Isolation

With Rie Takeuchi on the baritone saxophone and Gideon Juckes on his tuba, this duo will be performing their first-ever online concert live from a 100-year-old Tokyo farmhouse. The concert will be performed in low lighting, with warmth and light from a wood fire. Enjoy a relaxing evening of live music from the comfort of your own home with loved ones.

Date
SAT, JAN. 23-TUE, JAN. 26, 2021
Time
LIVE FROM 6 P.M. (SATURDAY)
Location
ONLINE (SEE “MORE INFO” LINK) – to get it listed!

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For January 11-17

7 Japan Travel Books To Inspire Future Trips Lead

Explore From Home

Start Planning Future Trips With Japan Travel Books

Check out our seven book recommendations guaranteed to transport you all around Japan from the safety of your own home! Each of these books explores a different side of Japan—sometimes unknown—and they are mostly available in both digital and paperback versions. Make yourself cozy, grab a hot drink, and let your mind wander. See “more info” link.

Date
WHENEVER YOU WANT
Time
ANY TIME
Location
HOME
Fee
FREE!
Info
RECOMMENDED FOR: TRAVELERS, BOOKWORMS

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This Week: Tokyo Area Events For January 4-10

Dezomeshiki

Dezomeshiki

Online Event: The New Year’s Fire Review

The annual New Year’s Fire Review, called “Dezomeshiki,” is a spectacular demonstration of fire and disaster prevention performed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Fire Department. It features firefighting drills, rescue, first aid, a parade of firefighting equipment and other various performances. Some of the firefighting techniques date back to the Edo era (1603-1867). Men dressed as Edo era firemen will perform acrobatic stunts on top of bamboo ladders. This year you can watch it all live from their Youtube Channel.

furusato

Experience Japan From Home

Online Event: Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2021

Visiting all of Japan’s 47 prefectures is a time (and cash)-consuming experience, but luckily a few people got together and came up with a single festival that brings the best of the best all the way from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Come and explore traditional Japanese performances, regional matsuri recreations, local specialties and more from all around Japan. One of the largest cultural events of the year, this one is a real gem and now easily accessible all over the world just a few clicks away.

Date
FRI, JAN. 8-MON, JAN. 11, 2021
Time
FRI FROM 6 P.M., SAT-MON FROM 4 P.M.
Location
ONLINE (SEE “MORE INFO” LINK) – to get it listed!

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This New Year: Tokyo Area Events For Dec 28, 2020-Jan 3, 2021

Countdown Dinner at The Shangri-La

In Piacere

Countdown Dinner at The Shangri-La

Meaning “pleasure” in Italian, Piacere delights the palates of discerning diners. The style, passion and creativity that Piacere epitomises are reflected in the creations of our chefs. To celebrate the end of 2020, Piacere is offering a special countdown New Years Eve dinner using special ingredients such as white truffle and Akikawa beef rib roast.

Aman Tokyo's New Year's Eve Gala Dinner

Golden Party

Aman Tokyo’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner

Celebrate with a gala dinner that will mark the end of 2020 at Aman Tokyo’s Italian restaurant “Alva”. Spend the last night of the year in a chic and elegant gold-themed space with Venetian cuisine. Enjoy live violin performances and magic shows as you feast for 2021.

Date
THU, DEC. 31, 2020
Time
FROM 5:30 P.M.
Location
THE OTEMACHI TOWER, 1-5-6 OTEMACHI, CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO – to get it listed!

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