8 Things You Don’t Want to Miss This Weekend: October 12–14

While most people will be lined up at the brand spanking new Toyosu fish market, which opens to the public for the first time on October 13, there are plenty of other weekend events and activities – from cat cosplay to high-tech opera – happening in Tokyo for those who want to avoid all the benzene.

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Supernatural Cat Festival

The cat’s out of the bag in Kagurazaka where cosplayers and cat people pull off their best Mr. Mistoffelees at a playful parade and frisky dance event.

 

Drum Tao

This group of dynamic percussion artists puts on explosive shows mixing music, dance and acrobatics with their traditional drums, creating a truly unique and visually exciting performing art.

 

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2018

Experience the Japanese traditional tea culture in a casual, welcoming environment with professional teachers at this annual autumn tradition.

 

Festival/Tokyo 2018

Find everything from interactive outdoor theatrical performances to in-depth plays addressing social issues at Japan’s leading performing arts festival.

 

Tokyo Harvest

Japan’s dedicated farmers are put at the forefront during this three-day festival featuring limited-time collaboration menus, a street lined with Japanese style drinking bars and a field right in the middle of the city.

 

The Magic Flute Opera

The New National Theatre, Tokyo kicks off the new season with a production of Mozart’s much-loved masterpiece, “Die Zauberflöte,” staged by bold and imaginative South African visual artist William Kentridge.

 

Claudia Ahlering: Parasite Nature

The nature works of German oil painter by Claudia Ahlering, produced especially for this exhibition, don’t always focus on the idyll.

 

Nerd Nite #26: Snaps, Bursts & Slams

Three smart speakers and a curious crowd gather to discuss a color analysis of North Korea, impatient Australians’ impact on astrophysics, and invisible poetry in Tokyo. Nerd Nite – be there and be square!

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