EVENTS

What is Japanese Festival, Matsuri?

Festivals are something that we all love, enjoy, and look forward to. Each county boasts a range of unique and exciting festivals which are strongly associated with its history and tradition. Japan is also home to impressive festivals, and some of which have a long history of hundreds of years since ancient times. Here we introduce the history and how it all started, and the purpose of festivals in Japan with a list of famous ones that you can join! Origin of festivals in Japan From ancient times, festivals have been strongly associated with people’s lives in Japan. The word matsuri (祭り), which means festivals in Japanese, originally derived from […] …continue reading

    

This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For April 19-25

Be The Pride!

Online Event: Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2021

The annual Tokyo Rainbow Week goes online this year to host a series of talks, seminars, live shows and exciting parties with the purpose of raising awareness about diversity, equality and the needs of Japan’s LGBT community. If you believe in love and equality, join the online crowd!

Date
SAT, APR. 24 – SUN, APR. 25, 2021
Time
1 P.M. – 6 P.M.
Location
ONLINE (SEE “MORE INFO” LINK)
Fee
FREE!
Info
RECOMMENDED FOR: LGBTQ+, COUPLES, FRIENDS, FAMILIes

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Earth Day Tokyo 2021

Globe-straddling eco event Earth Day has found a particularly receptive audience in Japan, where the two-day gathering in Yoyogi Park consistently draws over 100,000 people each year. It’s an opportunity for charities, NPOs and eco-conscious businesses to flaunt their wares and draw new recruits, but many people just go to enjoy the art, vibes and free music. If you’re one of the capital’s long-suffering vegetarians, too, you owe it to yourself to pay a visit to the Earth Day Kitchen zone for a good selection of herbivorous eats.

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“BOWIE x KYOTO x SUKITA – Masayoshi Sukita Photo Exhibition”

“Time-TIME BOWIE x KYOTO x SUKITA Masayoshi Sukita Photo Exhibition” will be held at the museum “Eki” KYOTO. In this exhibition, photographer Masayoshi Sukita will exhibit a photograph of Kyoto, which David Bowie loved, in order to organize the past time and re-engrave it in his heart.

Masayoshi Sukita was born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1938. After graduating from Nippon Photography Institute, studied under Shisui Tanahashi. Known for his diverse work in advertising, music and movies. Representative photo books include David Bowie’s “Ki”, ​​”Speed ​​of Life”, “T-REX 1972”, “YMO x SUKITA”, and Kiyoshiro Imawano’s “Soul”. Filmed many domestic and foreign musicians, including the jacket of David Bowie’s album “Heroes”. In recent years, he has held David Bowie photo exhibitions in England, France, Italy, Germany, the United States, Australia, etc., and plans to publish a photo book “BOWIE x KYOTO x SUKITA” in April this year.

The first encounter between a photographer and a rock artist was in London in 1972. Then, the exchange between the two through photographs lasted for more than 40 years until 2016, when Bowie passed away. In particular, the time they spent in Kyoto on March 29, 1980 is said to remain in Sukita’s heart.

In this exhibition, Sukita’s work, which is a photograph of Bowie spending time in Kyoto, and a new work that Sukita took in Kyoto for this time will be exhibited.

Session April 3rd to May 5th, 2021
Venue Museum “Eki” KYOTO
Street address Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Karasumaru-dori Shiokoji-dori Higashishiokoji-cho JR Kyoto Isetan 7th floor adjacent
Opening hours 10: 00-19: 30 (Admission is 30 minutes before closing)
Admission fee General 900 yen / University / High school students 700 yen / Elementary and junior high school students 500 yen
access Immediately after getting off at JR Kyoto Station

Website: https://bijutsutecho.com/exhibitions/7626?fbclid=IwAR3ULGS5jR1fD3DGnSorf5-yPJpObK6PF6WAperetJDA0iNhZ6hf6kQTBXc

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The process of making a FURAFU(Kochi)

A big fishing flag that flutters brightly under the blue sky in May. This is called “FURAFU”, and the FURAFU fried in Kochi’s Tango no Sekku is large, 4m long and 7m wide. A town painter, Ekin, who is said to have also worked in dyeing. FURAFU and kites drawn by Ekin have not been confirmed, but it can be said to be a very important craft to deepen the understanding of Ekin. This time, with the cooperation of Yoshikawa Dyeing Shop, we will introduce the process of making “FURAFU” in three stages.

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This Week: At Home And Around Tokyo For April 5-11

Nishimachi International School Welcomes Parents To a Virtual Open Campus

An Introduction To The Nishimachi Community

Online Event: Nishimachi International School’s Virtual Open Campus

Nishimachi International School’s open campus events are held annually, usually in September and April, but due to the pandemic, they are currently unable to welcome prospective families in person. At this online event, you will be able to hear from the head of school, elementary and middle school principals, director of learning and the admissions team from the comfort of your own home. You will also get a chance to meet some of the students and hear firsthand about their own Nishimachi experience. Register in advance.

Date
SAT, APR. 10, 2021
Time
FROM 9 A.M.
Location
ONLINE (SEE “MORE INFO” LINK)
Fee
FREE!
Info
RECOMMENDED FOR: PARENTS, FAMILIES WITH KIDS

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