10 Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Weekend: December 1-3

The first weekend of December is bringing cold temperatures along with it, but that’s no reason to stay cooped up at home! Plenty on this weekend, from cosplay and comic books to Christmas bazaars and a Shimokita food festival, so bundle up and enjoy!

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Tokyo Comic Con 2017

Comic book fans, movie lovers and cosplay appreciators should head to Makuhari Messe for Tokyo Comic Con 2017! Discover the latest and upcoming releases from global companies and brands, meet, greet and listen to talks from top stars and industry insiders, and mix amongst the cosplay crowds.

Niigata in 10 Gallery Vol. 2

NIIGATA in 10 is a project that introduces Niigata-made products in a natural setting for people to try them out and experience their benefits for themselves. It’s a great opportunity to get the feel of these high quality products and experience how different they are to use in comparison to other similar products. There will also be a chance to compare the taste of sake served in different cups and a number of other fun experiences, like trying on kimono.

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This&That Café Vol.35: “TokyoDex 5th Anniversary Celebration”

Come join a multi-genre, all-star cast to celebrate five years of bold artistic exploration, profound collaboration and the tradition of bringing art to unexpected places.

Ritz-Carlton Holiday Afternoon Tea

Indulge in a delicious and festive afternoon treat at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s stunning 45th floor Lobby Lounge. The special Holiday Afternoon Tea includes a selection of sweet and savory food served with fine tea to match the seasonal mood.

MOVE! into the Wild Life

Experience the secret lives of animals as you “become” one of them for a day! This new interactive exhibition at Miraikan invites visitors to find out more about the weird and wonderful living creatures that cohabit this planet with us.

Shimokitazawa Ika Matsuri

Want squid? Shimokita has it! This biannual event has stalls laden with riches from the depths of the ocean, with squid as the main feature.

Shibuya Street Dance Week

Celebrating the lively world of street dance in the vibrant heart of Shibuya. The one day event (confusingly titled ‘Shibuya Street Dance Week…) is jam packed with performances, showcases, talks and workshops. There is plenty of diverse dance action to keep you entertained as hundreds of dancers, performers and groups showcase their skills on various stages.

Swedish Embassy Christmas Bazaar

Enjoy Swedish traditional food, drinks, and handicrafts at this annual bazaar. You can try glögg (mulled wine), eat traditional safron buns, and enjoy Swedish folk music.

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The Pirates of Tokyo Bay 7th Anniversary Show

The Pirates of Tokyo Bay improv comedy group is celebrating their seventh anniversary with games, scenes, songs, movies, kegs, cups, hashtags, guest performers and YouTube celebrities! The pirates’ group of multicultural misfits showcase their spontaneous comedy skills and will deliver plenty of unexpected laughs as they celebrate seven years of wacky fun.

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“Big in Japan” Special Screening

What is fame? Why do we want it? And what does it take for an ordinary person to get it? The documentary film Big in Japan seeks to answer that question. On December 3, the film will have a special preview screening in Tokyo. Following the screening of the film, there will be a Q&A panel featuring Ladybeard, co-director, presenter and producer David Elliot-Jones, and other guests.

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