If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, look no further: here are just a bit more than a handful of events to keep you fed, delighted, and inspired until Monday morning. But pack an umbrella – we hear there’s a deluge in store come Sunday. As always, click on the event title for further details.
The upmarket Ark Hills complex is holding its very own matsuri with all the must have traditional components and a dash of contemporary flair. Over the three-day period visitors can enjoy a jam packed schedule featuring Bon festival dancing, traditional games and festival booths, music & performances, “Starry Night” telescope star viewing and even a mikoshi shrine procession!
Contemporary ceramic artist Seimei Tsuji worked primarily with yakishime, a high-fired, unglazed stoneware, using clay from Shigaraki in Shiga prefecture. His distinctive approach and exceptional choice in raw materials gave rise to its own style, known as Akaru Sabi. This exhibition, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of his death, presents some of his finest masterpieces.
Get an early start on Halloween at park-meets-aquarium Sea Paradise Hakkejima, where they’re pulling out all the stops for this year’s Halloween festivities. Watch penguins waddle their way around pumpkins, take photos in specially decorated Halloween photo spots, and enjoy the park’s spooky Halloween menu. At night, stick around for light shows and fireworks displays!
A celebration of Tahitian culture at Venus Fort brings a slice of South Pacific paradise to the city! Visitors can enjoy a heap of activities over the 3 days including a market area with booths selling crafts and goods from Tahiti in addition to food and drinks.
Splurge on a unique dining experience at The Peninsula Tokyo’s Cantonese restaurant Hei Fun Terrace. The Peninsula Tokyo has, in partnership with luxury French porcelain brand Legle France, created a feast for both the eyes and the palate. This Chinese imperial court-inspired banquet of six delectable courses is a sensual experience for all the senses.
Over 50 bakeries will be bringing dozens and dozens of delicious bread products to this popular event at Yokohama Harbor Town. Returning for a special fall edition, the “pan” festival is sure to yet again delight the thousands of bread lovers who attend.
The Ebisu Beer Festival reaches its 9th year and celebrates at Yebisu’s birthplace. Special edition beers will be available alongside plenty of delicious cold Yebisu to enjoy outside in the beer garden. Visitors can also enjoy seasonal dishes with beer served at the nearby restaurants and shops of Ebisu Garden Place in addition to live music, children’s performers and a market.
Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the best selling manga series of all time. The anime version has also received multiple awards and has been lauded by critics over the years. This exhibition will feature original works by creator Hiromu Arakawa, including over 100 sketches and storyboards.
To celebrate the 40th volume of the Live From The Kitchen Disco series, the musical wizards behind the event are going to celebrate in grand style with an outstanding lineup of great live music from friends old and new.
For a full on sensory experience with dance, taiko drums, singing and more, look no further than Mangekyo, produced by percussion performance art group Drum Tao. They will appear for an exclusive, limited-time run of six weeks at Shinagawa Prince Hotel’s Club Ex.
This group of multicultural misfits showcase their spontaneous comedy skills and deliver plenty of unexpected laughs every time. Each show is completely original, unplanned, unpredictable and guaranteed fun!