Live Events

More Than a Laugh: Live Music & Comedy Show

“More Than a Laugh” mixes live music with stand-up comedy and is a partnership between More Than Music and the Tokyo Comedy Bar in Shibuya. For this February’s show, there will be live performances by Sou Yamasaki and Andy from Tokyo Blazin’. The stand-up comedians of the night will include Jon Sabay (MC), Maiya Kinoshita, Mike Paxman, Troy Lewis and BJ Fox.

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Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría: In a New Light

For the first time in five years, Cirque du Soleil is back in Tokyo. A reimagined version of the classic Alegría show is running until June. Marvel at the incredible and jaw-dropping stunts, performed by acrobats, aerialists and fire dancers to the music of live vocalists.

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Art Exhibitions

Naked: Sakura Night Garden at Shinjuku Gyoen

Shinjuku Gyoen is an urban oasis, surrounded by the skyscrapers of Shinjuku. This spring, Naked’s artworks will be illuminating about 900 cherry blossom trees of about 70 varieties that bloom within the Shinjuku Gyoen grounds.

Enjoy a socially-distanced evening surrounded by cherry blossoms with a Naked Distance Lantern in hand for a one-of-a-kind hanami experience.

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“Unlogical 06” Group Art Exhibition

Mono.logues is an alternative art gallery in Nakano hosting the group show “Unlogical 06,” which features the works of Jiro Aiko, Sakura Fantasma and Naoko Sekine.

Now in its sixth edition, the Unlogical series introduces three unrelated artists. These artists always have different backgrounds and create vastly different art, but are brought together to intersect and create a polyphony of expression.

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Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2021-2023 Exhibition

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) are holding the “Waiting for the Wind: Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2021-2023 Exhibition” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.

This award was established in 2018 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and TOKAS to encourage mid-career artists to make new breakthroughs in their art. The winners of TCAA 2021-2023, Lieko Shiga and Kota Takeuchi, are exhibiting their works. Shiga is presenting a large installation that reinterprets a colossal wave of restoration projects in diverse fields, which began after the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, in terms of the basic human activity of walking. Takeuchi is presenting new work based on his historical research into balloon bombs (a weapon used during World War II) as well as his existing work which connects past events, artists and viewers.

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Exhibition: “Plain and Simple Painting & Sculpture that Continues Like an Enigma in the Background”

Loko Gallery exhibits the physical works of Keisuke Kondo and Motohiro Tomii in a show derived from the online exhibition of the Kawasaki Civic Museum, which opened on their official website on March 1.

The collaborative work of the two artists, “Easy Painting, Clear Sculpture,” collected by the Kawasaki Civic Museum, was one of the many works damaged by the flooding in the museum’s basement during Typhoon Hagibis in October 2019. In response to the disaster and the restored seven damaged “Easy Painting, Clear Sculpture” artworks, Kondo and Tomii have created the exhibition “Plain and simple painting and sculpture that continues like an enigma in the background.” This showcases a total of 11 works, including the damaged works, in the hope of offering an opportunity to show the enthusiasm of the museum staff who are involved in the ongoing restoration process.

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Kohei Shibusawa’s Rope Installations and Exhibition

Born in 1991, Kohei Shibusawa studied under world-renowned rope artist Hajime Kinoko. This exhibition features eight rope art installations and 20 photos that express the artist’s routine-yet-emotional walks through the streets of Tokyo on his commute.

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Spring Breeze, oil on canvas, 145.5×145.5cm, ©2023 ob/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Ob’s Solo Exhibition: “Adjacent Existences”

The last time Ob held a solo exhibition at Kaikai Kiki Gallery was in March 2020. It was just when the world was entering the Covid-19 pandemic. In this exhibition, the artist is presenting “Spring Breeze,” the central work of the show, as well as a series of new works she is producing for the exhibition.

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World Book Design 2021-2022

This exhibition displays approximately 160 prize-winning books from the “World’s Most Beautiful Book 2022 Competition” which was held in Leipzig, Germany in February 2022, as well as the “55th Book Design and Binding Competition” in Japan and other competitions held in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, France, Canada and China.

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Herbie Yamaguchi: “Tomoyasu Hotei Glorious Days” Photography Exhibition

Super Labo Gold is holding a photo exhibition at Super Labo Store Tokyo to commemorate the release of Herbie Yamaguchi’s photobook Glorious Days.

The exhibition showcases photographs documenting the life of Japan’s legendary guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei, who is most well-known for his track “Battle Without Honor or Humanity” from Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill.

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Following its success at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and after having traveled the world from London to New York, the exhibition “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” is on show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. It celebrates 75 years of Dior couture.

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Seasonal Events

Tokyo Midtown Cherry Blossom Viewing 2023

With more than 100 cherry trees around it, Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi is a stylish cherry blossom viewing location and a popular alternative to the crowded parks.

Indoors, there will be cherry blossom ikebana displays and seasonal menu items at many Tokyo Midtown restaurants. Outdoors, The Singleton Blossom Lounge offers a cherry blossom experience featuring original cocktails and sweets created by The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo staff and sponsored by The Singleton Dufftown whiskey brand. The drinks contain real cherry blossoms inside and come cold or hot. There are four different original desserts, among other menu items.

Customers can order individual items and enjoy them in the lounge area. For a special treat though, you can book a dome seat and the lounge set that comes with it. Reservations can only be made on the day.

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Unko Museum Sakura Festival 2023

The notorious Unko (Poop) Museum in Yokohama will reinvent itself in pink only during the cherry blossom season in late March and early April. The whole museum will be adorned with artificial sakura branches and there will be more pink poops than ever. The giant centerpiece poop will be covered in cherry blossoms and pink with projection mapping technology.

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Park Hyatt Tokyo Valentine’s and White Day Sweets

Park Hyatt’s collection of Valentine’s and White Day sweets curated by Executive Pastry Chef Julien Perrinet and his team shouldn’t be missed. The sweets have evocative names such as “Emotion” and “Pulsation” and feature in pink, red and white. They’re tasty and fun. For instance, “Pulsation” is a red heart shaped chocolate that conceals a secret message revealed with a wooden hammer.

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Sakura and Strawberry Afternoon Tea at Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Welcome Japan’s iconic cherry blossom season with a strawberry and sakura afternoon tea buffet, sample sakura cocktails at The Oak Door Bar, or purchase seasonal sweets and bento to enjoy at home. With the first cherry blossoms in March, Grand Hyatt Tokyo is releasing an exclusive seasonal sakura-inspired menu. First-class culinary teams across the hotel have crafted a range of seasonal delights to be enjoyed at The French Kitchen, at The Oak Door Bar or as the centerpiece of any hanami party.

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